<p>Back to School Savings</p>

Hot Topic

Back to School Savings

Going on now

Save on Everything Back to School!

  • It’s time to gear up for back to school!
  • Walk in the first day fully supplied and dressed to impress.
  • Save 20% on most paper goods, tees, hoodies & crewnecks, and shoes.
  • Save up to 60% on backpacks.

  • And save on dorm necessities — buy two get one free on Harry Potter!

  • Plus tons of savings on lunchboxes, outerwear, socks, dresses, and more.
Some restrictions may apply on our Back to School Savings. See store for details.
Hot Topic is the destination for music and pop culture-inspired clothes and accessories, plus fashion apparel for girls and guys. Looking for t-shirts and merch from the bands you love? We have ’em. Need a pair of jeans to go with that t-shirt? We got you covered. How about Funkofigures from your favorite characters? We have those, too. Hot Topic – totally obsessed for 25 years.
The Birth of the Loudest Store in the Mall
It all started in 1988. A ton of teen retail accessory stores littered the malls, but there weren’t any cool, music-inspired accessory destinations for both guys and girls. Enter Hot Topic.
As 1990 rolled around, adding apparel seemed like a no-brainer, so we brought in the ultimate music fan essential: band T-shirts. Customers flipped when they walked into Hot Topic stores and saw Bauhaus, The Cure, TSOL, and Depeche Mode rock tees. Within a year, we offered about 50 different band titles, along with rock-inspired clothing lines like Lip Service and Serious. As we continued to expand, we discovered that our customers were also drawn to the underground cartoon, cult movie, and comic book scenes, so we brought the world of South Park, Care Bears, Superman, SpongeBob and tons of other pop icons right to them!
Today, Hot Topic offers band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories, which you can find at more than 600 stores (check out our store locator to find the location nearest you!) and online at www.hottopic.com. Nearly 25 years since our founding, you can still feel the passion for music and pop culture in everything we do: in our stores, at HQ, in our distribution centers and in our products.
Hot Topic is a part of Hot Topic, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California.