If often called a poseur store because of it's attraction to goth punk or other mainstream subcultures.
Pretty descent prices compared to other stores, but has alot of over-priced junk as well(Chained jeans, jackets and corsets)
A nice store. I go there for shirts, jackets, gloves, and sometimes CD's and pins.
Friend 1: I went to Hot Topic this weekend and blew all my money on shirts..
Friend 2: OMG I GOT A PAIR OF PANTS! I'VE BEEN SAVING FOR THREE WEEKS TO GET A PAIR!
Me: I like the clearence isle... I spent $16 dolars on three shirts and a pair of gloves!
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!!