Sells poor quality clothing for really high prices. People who go there either want to "rebel" or are blind. People who go to hot topic will soon realise that how "goth" or "punk" they are won't matter when people are not shocked by the huge cloud of hype "goths and punks" have created.
You will be laughed at for the rest of eternity.
Who gives a shit what social group you are in when your getting a job or trying to make a living.
To get real heavy clothing come to Leeds, England and go to hellraiser or route one.
Their logic is also completely flawed in the fact that because Hot Topic's prices are somewhat low (well compared to many mall stores) and many teens have an urge to be "different" many teenagers shop there, thus making it the same "clone-wear" that people who wear "trendy" labels are classified as.
So basically what I'm trying to say is, wear what you think is cool and don't judge others on what they choose to wear. If you think your any more original (or better as some people think) wearing X brand instead of Y brand then your only fooling yourself and making yourself look arrogant.
Hot Topic is a punkfest!
Hot Topic is a store, you assholes!!