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An Ode to Hot Topic: 9 Things We Love, Incl. Lightning Bolt Face Tattoos, Pink & Black Skull Pasties, & Alice in Wonderland Perfume

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Maybe it's because we're here in Manhattan, where there isn't a single Hot Topic to be found (tear!), but we've always been obsessed with the rock-goth-emo-cartoon-teenage-wasteland retail-mecca. Trawling the site for their newest goodies—right now we're loving the Alice in Wonderland product range—is the best procrastination ever. Here are nine things we love, but probably won't buy, right now at Hot Topic:
· Pink sateen T-strap bow heels, $39.99
· Red oversized flip glasses, $12.99
· Black scissors necklace, $14
· Pyramid-stud cross-body purse, $12.99
· Sugar skull cuff, $28
· Blue glitter bolt face tattoo, $3.99
· Disney Alice in Wonderland "Alice" perfume, $19.99
· Pink and black skull pasties, $5.99
· Domo Volume 1 DVD, $12.99
· Hot Topic [Official Site]