Originally founded in 1989, Hot Topic opened its first store in Montclair, California where they started selling unique accessories such as spike bracelets, pyramid belts, skulls and crucifixes. In 1990, they brought in music-inspired tees and started carrying 50 different band titles, along with rock-inspired clothing lines. Afterwards, they introduced underground cartoon, cult movie, and comic book scenes to the market.
Hot Topic accepts financing through Klarna so you can shop now and pay later with no fees and no interest. Spread the cost of your purchase over 4 interest-free payments with no hidden fees. They also offer other payment methods including gift cards, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. In addition, consumers can also apply for Hot Topic Guest List to earn rewards, perks and exclusive offers.