About Hot Topic:
Hot Topic is a mall-based chain of nearly 700 retail stores in the U.S. They specialize in music-inspired fashion clothing and accessories, band merchandise, gifts, and music for teenagers and young adults. Their merchandise reflects a variety of music-related lifestyles, which include street wear, punk gear, club styles, and gothic paraphernalia. In addition to their selection of rock fashion they have tons of licensed items available only at Hot Topic! They have band merchandise from Jimi Hendrix to Green Day to Slipknot, and movie merchandise from Nightmare Before Christmas to Nightmare On Elm Street.
Hot Topic traces its roots all the way back to 1988, when it emerged as a hip scene for the young, music inspired crowd. There were a huge amount of retail stores that catered to teens, especially in malls all around the country, but Hot Topic managed to find a niche to fill even among all those other retail accessory stores. They were the first, and at the time, the coolest music inspired accessory store that catered to both teenage boys and teenage girls. By 1990, it seemed the teen scene was clamoring for more than just music inspired accessories. And you know how teens can clamor. Hot Topic began to intoduce clothing into the merchandising scheme of the stores. The music crazed teen scene drove the market into expanding into band tees. Bauhaus, The Cure, TSOL, and Depeche Mode started popping up on tees in the stores and then soon thereafter, flying off the shelves as teenage boys and girls raced get their hands on the merchandise featuring their favorite bands. It only took a year for Hot Topic to introduce more than 50 bands in its clothing line.
But the merchandising didn't stop with band tees. As the decision makers at Hot Topic really started to pay attention to what teens wanted and more importantly, what teens were spending their money on, the merchandise expanded into underground cartoons, cult movies, and comic book scenes. As the popularity of a teen show grew, the likelihood of finding it in Hot Topic grew as well. Soon teenage boys and girls could find tees with characters from South Park, CareBears, Superman, SongeBob Squarepants and any other image that made the teenage cool list. Hot Topic has also recently expanded plus sizes with their store Torrid in an effort to include all teens and not just plain vanilla teens.
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Using Hot Topic Promo Codes: Hot Topic offers discounts and special offers through both text links and banners as well as coupons and promotion codes. If you see an offer on promotioncode.org associated with a text link--the offer will say "Click to Redeem", simply click the link and make your purchase through the window that opens on the Hot Topic web site. The discount or offer will appear upon checkout if your purchase qualifies. If the offer is associated with a coupon or promotion code, simply click on the code and shop through the page that opens on the Hot Topic website. Enter the code at checkout to see the updated discount price or free shipping offer if your purchase qualifies.
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