GASP: Hot Topic Want List

Okay, today I found something brilliant. In Australia we have the general Goth store but we’ve never understood the deal about Hot Topic. Once I remember finding my way onto their website to see what all the fuss was about only to be blinded my flashing advertisements and far too many rainbow kittens. But today I changed my mind.

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It wasn’t until today (when I found that I actually only have five summer blouses and that has been the cause my summer frustration) that I found myself back onto Hot Topic’s website. This is where I realised that it’s actually a great place to get shirts from!

They have everything from Bauhaus to a Scream shirt that I’ve been looking for everywhere. Though explore their ‘Punk’ section with caution (this always gets to me). What do you guys think?

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  1. I actually don't mind Hot Topic. I went to America in 2009 and visited the store in various locations (during my baby bat phase) and fell in love. After a while I stopped looking at their clothing/website and went back to check I think last year and found they completely changed their style. Whilst a fair amount can be considered cheap or tacky, or even looked down upon by some goths, I still like some of the clothing they sell, especially printed shirts. I still have some earrings I bought from them, which I've had for years and still wear. Their shirts are surprisingly a good fit though. Just got to weed out the good from the bad haha

  2. Oh my gosh I want the Donnie Darko one!! I love Hot Topic, but I think their stuff is a bit overpriced. Of course $7 seems expensive to me, always shopping at thrift stores…

  3. Yes I'm excited that Hot Topic has gone back to it's roots over the past two years. I'm finally buying from there again. for a stretch of about 5 yrs they were only about neon rave puke, and anime only. Don't get me wrong I do like both, just not at the level they had it. I'm more of a rocker goth, I'll take a comfy pair of jeans and a t-shirt over anything else any day. a decade ago I could get all of that no problem there, and it's finally back to that. 🙂

  4. I like hot topic, but the only thing I ever buy is jewellery, band merch, nerdy merch and regular merch. I want to get a couple tees there though. Oh yeah, and their buttons are pretty cool

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