jeez.... HotTopic sucks now. I hate how they say they're so punk. no...... not at all..... A Misfits nightlight is not punk..... I remember when I would walk in there and there would be a wall of good ol' punk band t-shirts. The Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys and such. The punk slowly faded out and was replaced with other crappy stuff. I don't know... they're so expensive and sort of low quality with some stuff. For punk being one of the things they are trying to appeal to its pretty pricey. I thought most punks were angry, young and poor? DIY. They seem a little try hard now.
Random: Their denim vests are shitty. Just make your own.
Theres more I could say but I'm just ranting. I probably will have forgotten what I have typed in 5 minutes...
I haven't been in a Hot Topic in a while till just recently. They had a Sailor Moon shirt I liked, so I had to get it. I think the last thing I bought there was a Zelda shirt.. But yes, most of the time the store is too full of idiots squealing at MLP shit to even bother trying to go in...
i like going to hot topic anyway to see what they have...if i like it i like it if i don't i just leave and come back later...i don't go there too "be diffrent and not conform" nor do i go to be a sheep..i like what i like for myself..not just because a huge group likes it...i know who and what i am and don't need a store to remind me...but we all got our opinions and i respect that
Mhm, I get what you mean. But, I think that maybe they're just not so much becoming uncool, but selling things that are considered cool to others (MLP, Twilight, etc...). Just because you don't like those things doesn't mean that others don't as well
I stopped going there when all of their T-shirts that used to be R.E.M., AWOLnation, and other decent bands became 'NGSGYSFSDGAG' or a shitton of other long, stupid acronyms for rap groups or something.
I agree, I used to go there when they had good Punk band t-shirts. Rip them up and make them into patches and whatever. Now all I see when I walk by are those 'NGSGYSFSDGAG' band shirts like you said hahaha.
Hot Topic is still a thing? Jesus. Well, props to them for continuing to figure out whatever's trendy and then selling it. Seriously, if Hot Topic was ever really edgy or punk it was before even MY time.
Honestly, buying band shirts online is probably cheaper as has been said. For other gothic/punk clothes, online can be really expensive, so if you have the time, I'd suggest taking up sewing; clothes that fit you, that you can alter, that only you have (since that seems to be important to you) at a way cheaper cost
Why is this surprising? They're a business. They've moved on to something else because they see a better chance of making a profit there instead of sticking to something that's fallen off the mainstream radar.
I don't think we have Hot Topic here, but that sounds slightly like a store called Jay Jay's, which sells popular kinds of things as well. I've only been in there a few times to see if there was anything particularly interesting. I prefer practical clothes. In other news, I finally got around to finishing the Lion and now I'm off to Level 9! If anyone gets that reference, you're awesome.
Those kind of stores are smart - they sell what's selling. Goth and punk clothing was what 16 year olds were buying a few years ago. Now its 80s cartoon retreads. Your demographic is no longer the "hot" market.
Well, I'm so old now that they won't even let me in the door there. The last time I was in one was 13 years ago.I was eyeing a sweet black hoodie with a red deftones white pony logo. I was going to buy it for my girlfriend but I think I winced at the price.
Ahaha okay yeah I didn't think so XD Honestly I don't think anybody can really be 'too old' Especially since some of the merch there is of things that began back long before most of the demographic that does shop there were even conceived.
Yeah actually. I was in the shower and went to clean around the piercing holes and much of the earing sorta shlepped off of the metal base.
I used to go there to pick up some copies of JTHM back when I was in middle school. Anyway, times change and new things become popular. In the future it will be pickle shaped hats. I saw it in a vision.
I think that's where I got mine too. You can only really get them at comic book stores. Maybe. I only collect now so that I can get them all and sell them as a pack :U Pickle shaped hats. You called it. I'll be sure to let you know when I see the first pickle hat item
At first I thought this was going to be about the hot topics the site sends out in the message center.
I agree that it did used to be a good store, but they've gotta make money and thus they've gotta sell what the majority want which just so happens to be MLP, anime, etc. Take a look around your city though, you may be surprised at the cool clothing stores you can find. I found a great steampunk clothing shop near where I live recently.