A store for suburban pseudo-anti-capitalists to buy Anarchy and Good Charlotte shirts. A place where subcultures are marketed and confused children filled with fake angst come to by chain wallets and complex looking pants. A store that sells horrible music with the exceptions of an occasion indie, ebm, or prog. metal sampler.
That asshole had more Blink 182 albums than a Hot Topic store.
by John September 05, 2003
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its all about the music.
theee end.
1st person: i wanna show people i love the band atreyu..but yea..how?

2nd person: oh go to hot topic ;
by joanneee July 28, 2007
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Its a music store.. Where you buy clothes from bands and You can also find shirts and hoodies from favorite TV shows or movies.. Its NOT a "GOTH" store..
Dude, I just got a Three Days Grace band-tee from hot topic!
by Forsaken<3 November 27, 2007
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A store that's "all about the music."

It's not about being goth. It's not about being emo, scene, etc. It's about music. They also help support bands all over america and help give publicity to smaller bands. You can get tickets to shows on their website.
It is a place where you can buy generally good quality clothes that fit many different people. The clothes generally are no more or less expensive than any other store.

Hot Topic has a lot of really cool stuff, like Invader Zim stuff, Nightmare Before Christmas stuff, and music stuff.
You can buy albums, tee-shirts, sweatshirts, posters, pants, accessories, toys, movies, shoes, belts, underwear, buttons, jewelry, etc.

Some people don't like this store because they think it is "creepy" or "goth" or "poser" or many other names that dont really mean anything, because it is just a store, like all others.
person #1: Where'd you get that sick tee?
person #2: Hot topic
person #1: EW, that means your a lame-ass goth poser.
person #2: um, no, it means i have a sick tee that came from a store, just like your awesome hollister pants.
by curiouslycross September 29, 2009
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A Clothing Store.

I personally don't buy clothes, I inherit them.
Looky there, it's a store with clothes in it, maybe they want to sell me some clothes, let me go check it out.
by Matt Herman December 16, 2003
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Well, yes it is a store. A chain store no less. But from what other store can you buy "punk" and/or "goth" styled clothing. there aren't too many choices to my knowledge. And where I live it is the only option. No, shopping there doesn't more or less make you different from everyone else, but seriously how many people of this generation of America are going to sit down and craft there own clothing; Not too many. (other than my self whom is a fashion Design major, and various people who are freaks like my self, Good for you to those of whom do)
You got to give credit to the company though for cashing in on the style and marketing it. Who ever is sitting in with the company has got a small fortune going on. This also falls with the fact that they are the only real chain "goth/punk" store they don't have competitors so they can charge as much as they want. I will admit though, they are horrendously over priced. I work for an independent company and we have accounts with some of the same product companies Hot Topic buys from, and they making something like a 60% profit from the original whole sale price. Which is absolutely disgusting, if not ludicrous
I some times like to wander though Hot Topic and comment on how I can make the same stupid products 7 bucks (or something)and make it look better no less.
by Angelina December 31, 2003
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a store which is found in many malls, it tends to the more popular side of everything mass producing things like red& black and full metal alchemist. hot topic is known for it's band shirts and baggy pants, as well as high prices. as well as clothing hot topic sells merchindise and cosmetics such as hair dyes.
dude: "hey let's go check out hot topic"

me: "dude, dont you know that everything in there is overpriced and over merchendised?"
by JackTR21 August 03, 2006
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