A chain of stores, linked to the Gap, that markets supposedly "radical" ideas and styles to angsty teens who are pissed off for no apparent reason...making them feel superior to others who buy overpriced A&F stuff, while they don't see that what they are buying is equally overpriced. Hot topic seems to have an agenda of actually MONOPOLIZING non-conformity,so anyone without a brain could even see that it's a bunch of shit.
"I'm such a rebel! i got this anarchy shirt at hot topic!"
"Hmm....'made in mexico.' Oh, wasn't there a massacre by the police a few weeks ago at one of HT's factories during the IWW strike?"
Prices shown in USD.