Hot Topic

★★★★☆
  • 452 Hillsdale Mall

    San Mateo, CA 94403

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  • 650-286-0790

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Mon - Sat, 9am - 9pm; Sun, 10am - 7pm

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I gotta tell you , they got some weird stuff in this store but I also found t-shirts that you will not find anywhere else. I found a care bear "lucky" t-shirt here for my daughter. It was expensive just for a t-shirt. I paid 20 dollars. They also have t-shirts that my husband loved like the OCC shirts that I never saw anywhere else. Unique but pricey

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I gotta tell you , they got some weird stuff in this store but I also found t-shirts that you will not find anywhere else. I found a care bear "lucky" t-shirt here for my daughter. It was expensive just for a t-shirt. I paid 20 dollars. They also have t-shirts that my husband loved like the OCC shirts that I never saw anywhere else. Unique but pricey

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I ALWAYS GO TO HOT TOPIC FOR MY NEPHEW ITS A UNIQUE STORE THEY REMIND ME OF A PUNK YET GRUNGE STYLE STORE ITS DIFFERENT THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS GREAT THE STORE IS ALWAYS KEPT NEAT. THE PRICES ARE NOT TOO BAD.

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★★★★☆

I ALWAYS GO TO HOT TOPIC FOR MY NEPHEW ITS A UNIQUE STORE THEY REMIND ME OF A PUNK YET GRUNGE STYLE STORE ITS DIFFERENT THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS GREAT THE STORE IS ALWAYS KEPT NEAT. THE PRICES ARE NOT TOO BAD.

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For an adult, this is a very cool store. But I question some of the items they sell here to teens. Their clothing line is very different and I like that.

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For an adult, this is a very cool store. But I question some of the items they sell here to teens. Their clothing line is very different and I like that.

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Hot Topic is a chain of mall retail stores that sell "alternative" clothing and gifts, in a mainstream setting. Here you can find a ton of band/concert t-shirts, goth/dance/punk clothing and accessories, and lots of pop culture items.

I'm a personal fan of the "black t-shirts with funny sayings on them", of which I own way too many. The clothing is great, and they vary the inventory regularly to keep up with trends. It's a bit expensive (or perhaps I'm just not enough of a clothes hog) or I'd be buying a lot more of my wardrobe from them. The funny t-shirts usually go for about $18, which isn't too too bad, but their nicer button-down shirts, for example, can be upwards of $38.

One thing's for certain, though; the store and its inventory have personality. Expect the store clerk to be pierced and tattooed with funky punk hair. And they'll probably be sporting a spiked collar. Not the kind of store clerk you'd expect in a mall (particularly an upscale mall like the Hillsdale Mall), but it makes sense -- it'd be stranger to see a perky "normal" person standing behind the counter selling the fishnet stockings and leather corsets.

PROS: Great stuff in a convenient location
CONS: Convenience comes with a price.

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★★★★☆

Hot Topic is a chain of mall retail stores that sell "alternative" clothing and gifts, in a mainstream setting. Here you can find a ton of band/concert t-shirts, goth/dance/punk clothing and accessories, and lots of pop culture items.

I'm a personal fan of the "black t-shirts with funny sayings on them", of which I own way too many. The clothing is great, and they vary the inventory regularly to keep up with trends. It's a bit expensive (or perhaps I'm just not enough of a clothes hog) or I'd be buying a lot more of my wardrobe from them. The funny t-shirts usually go for about $18, which isn't too too bad, but their nicer button-down shirts, for example, can be upwards of $38.

One thing's for certain, though; the store and its inventory have personality. Expect the store clerk to be pierced and tattooed with funky punk hair. And they'll probably be sporting a spiked collar. Not the kind of store clerk you'd expect in a mall (particularly an upscale mall like the Hillsdale Mall), but it makes sense -- it'd be stranger to see a perky "normal" person standing behind the counter selling the fishnet stockings and leather corsets.

PROS: Great stuff in a convenient location
CONS: Convenience comes with a price.

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