Towards the end of the 1980s, fashion was starting to calm down. Jewel-colored tones began replacing the standard neon pinks, blues, and yellows, and it seemed that there was no real store to embrace this darker color palette of fashion.
Enter Hot Topic. In 1988, this now mall staple opened its doors in a small store in California. Starting out with just music themed accessories, this brand has branched out embracing various markets including music, movies, house and home, fashion, and at one time, they even had baby merchandise.
In 2001, Hot Topic did something really cool: they opened Torrid, a plus-sized market that let the ladies with curves get their merch too! In addition to all this, both stores have foundations with Torrid donating some of its profits to help women get training and funds they need to succeed and Hot Topic donates some of its profits to a foundation that helps underprivileged children and teens to learn about music.
Just like Hot Topic, stripping has always pushed an envelope. Because of its niche audience, there are basically two schools of thought that describe the populace's opinions: they are seen as people who objectify themselves for money or that they are performers who are empowering themselves and providing an example for others to follow suit.
With its variety of products, it's easy for a creative mind to come up with their stripper names at a store like Hot Topic. If you're curious about what influences this store could have on your stripper name, go ahead and take this quiz. We'll give you some ideas that could help you further your career!