On a side not, people who argue over or make fun of Hot Topic and it's shoppers need to get a life or a hobby. Fast.
my advice: Dress how you want to dress. don't care what people think of you. be who you are, not what others want you to be.
girl 1: Did you see that girl shopping at hot topic?
girl 2: yeah, so...
girl 1: she's such a poser, she shops at american eagle and hot topic. she's just weird...
girl 2: and why can't she shop at both stores? do you even know that girl? she's really nice and down to earth. You don't know her or her style, she's herself, you should try that for once. just stop judging people for a minute and get a fricken life.
"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?"