18305 E. San Jose Ave.
City Of Industry, CA, 91748 United States
S&P 600 (March 31, 2013)
Russell 2000 (June 2012)
What's the Hot Topic? "Everything About the Music," according to this teen-focused retailer. Hot Topic's 625 mall-based stores in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada sell rock-inspired clothing and accessories in settings resembling the industrial clubs where kids (ages 12 to 22) rock out. It also runs more than 165 Torrid shops offering apparel and accessories for plus-sized females (as old as 29!). Though focused on selling licensed concert apparel from current and classic rockers including Iron Maiden, Nirvana, and Metallica, Hot Topic also sells tees celebrating pop culture and trendy apparel that appeals to various musical subcultures. Founded in 1989, Hot Topic is selling itself to Sycamore Partners.