Hot Topic Company Profile
Hot Topic, Inc. operates as a mall and Web-based specialty retailer in the United States. The company operates Hot Topic, Torrid, and Blackheart store concepts. Its Hot Topic stores sell music/pop culture-licensed merchandise, including tee shirts, hoodies, hats, jewelry, novelty items, CDs/vinyl LPs, and DVDs; and denim, shorts, jewelry, sunglasses, belts, bags, and beauty products for young men and women. The company’s Torrid stores sell casual and dressy jeans and pants, fashion and novelty tops, sweaters, skirts, jackets, dresses, hosiery, shoes, intimate apparel, and fashion accessories for plus-size young women. Its Blackheart stores sell a collection of bras, panties, corsets, hosiery, sleepwear, rock apparel, accessories, and beauty products. As of February 2, 2013, the company operated 618 Hot Topic stores in 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada; 190 Torrid stores; 5 Blackheart stores; and Internet stores comprising hottopic.com, torrid.com, and blackheartlingerie.com. Hot Topic, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in City of Industry, California. As of June 12, 2013, Hot Topic Inc. was taken private. Hot Topic Inc. operates as a subsidiary of HT Intermediate Holdings Corp.