Forty Feet From Hot Topic

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Yes, malls have stores in them.
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You've pretty much smudged your phone's camera lens to the point of being useless. Unless you're intentionally going for that Glamor Shots look.
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That font is so yoked bra.
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Are you looking for "Bennie and the Jets" perhaps?
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In the index of my life, I will file this as:

Bad Reputation Comma I Don't Give a Damn About

(the store, not this post)
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Teehee! Who could have thought someone would create a store that made Hot Topic seem like a more practical and less harrowing option.
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What the fuck is that supposed to be a photo of? FAIL.
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What's up? And what has it to do with HT? And why do so many people hate HT? Every time I've ever gone in there (admittedly not more than a half-dozen times) I've gotten great help either finding what I wanted, or an alternative, or deciding they didn't have what I wanted that day, yet I always hear comments like, "Ewww! Hot Topic--Ewww!". What am I missing here? P.S. I'm 60 YO.
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They're very different stores, Dom. For instance, I don't think Hot Topic would ever carry TapOut gear.
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WTF are you doing on the bottom floor of Westlake?
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Young people often make clothing choices that befuddle, amuse, or annoy old people.
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i pass this place all the time on the way to the gamestop. the female manikins have mega-huge tits and it creeps me out.
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Yeah dude. If this is news to you, you don't get out enough.
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The guys from Jersey Shore have to buy clothes from someplace!
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@10: Daiso? Hello, duh.

Plus I reckon with his choice of visual subjects, probably getting new glasses.
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So, this is like the retail clothing equivalent of siting a Burger King right next to a McDonald's?
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i think it's more like the mall equivalent of sitting a store that sells things next to another store that sells other things.
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That's been there for a year or two...
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@10: Sometimes using the basement of Westlake to access the bus tunnel provides a good change of scenery.
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@17:

Yeah, but most malls have enough sense to site stores that sell similar types of items a bit farther apart than 40 feet.

Unless it's a food court, of course, and even then you don't see Pizza Hut and California Pizza Kitchen right next to each other, now do you?
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@8

REAL punk-rock people who wear tight torn-up black and purple clothes and band t-shirts are angered by FAKE punk-rock people who have the same uniform. It makes it hard to tell who rocks properly and who is just a conformist suburban poseur.

Or something.
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@11- Exactly.

Also their music is not as good as the music I listened to when I was their age.

And they persist in invading my lawn.

The mall store I find most interesting is "Torrid."
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@22, Torrid is good, and so is Forever 21, but the store I get arrested in most often for surreptitiously masturbating in an old raincoat in is Claire's.

@21, seeing as how punk is well along into its fourth decade (fifth, if you count Iggy), I'm not incredibly impressed with their originality whatever band shirts they've got on.
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@20 In what way is Bad Reputation similar to Hot Topic?

Also, malls usually put similar clothing retailers near each other. Take a look at few mall directories and I'm sure you'll notice, for example, that Hollister, A&F, American Eagle, Aeropostale, Express and other similar stores tend to be in the same general area. The same is true for many other types of retailers.
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yeah, at the stonestown galleria in SF they put torrid plus-size next to the mrs. fields. same deal.
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How's that font doing?
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@25 FTW, thanks for making me laugh out loud in the library.
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hahaha. ftw
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I'm pretty sure that sign contains a subliminal message which reads, "BRO".