Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hot Topic~ Store Review by Renee Arnold

Hot Topic is a very popular clothing store for teenagers who are interested in punk rock and Gothic inspired clothing. Their most popular products are their licensed t-shirts, which feature many bands, movie studios, and pop culture icons. A big chunk of their revenue is also generated from accessories like sunglasses, body jewelry, and makeup. I visited their website to see what their clothes were like and to search for a cute spring outfit for a reasonable price.

Right off the bat, I noticed Hot Topic's suggestive advertising featuring bikinis, short shorts, and midriff-baring crop tops. Browsing through their clothing categories I black, black, and more black. There was not a lot of casual, spring clothing advertised. Also, a lot of their graphic t-shirts featured music artists with questionable lyrics, and some shirts even featured explicit words and violent sayings.

I couldn't find any full outfits here. I was rather desperate to find at least part of an outfit that was my style, but I honestly couldn't find anything!

Browsing the Hot Topic website was frustrating for me because I can usually always find something I like. For the first time ever, I have to say that in my efforts to review a store, I could not put an outfit together.

Comment and let me know what you think of Hot Topic and if you shop there!


  1. I am not a huge fan if hot topic, although I have a couple friends who do like the store. They do have some good jewelry for my helix piercing (upper ear cartilage) but other than that I've not really found any thing I actually like at the store which is odd for me because I too can usually find at least one thing I like. :-/

  2. I think hot topic is not a bad store it just has different tastes than you. And yes some of the artists have questionable lyrics but they also have some really good music and some people just like the designs. I take it that you dont wear "bad things" so obviously you dont understand this store but its more about music and movies and what you like as a person and expressing yourself. Just Saying.