Were your dreams crushed when you heard that Claire's had filed for bankruptcy? You weren't alone. Those affordable hoops and nostalgia inducing accessories will always have a place in your heart. There is, however, another store that's still booming. Hot Topic's beauty section is actually so lit, and if you haven't been paying attention, you need to stop sleeping on this popular 2000s high schooler favorite store.
You may be thinking, "Hot Topic has a beauty section?" and the answer is yes. The retailer that you may associate with skulls, studded belts, and band tees is actually so much more. Not only do they have some of the best fandom gear (Disney, Riverdale, and Harry Potter just to name a few), but their beauty goods are seriously ready to hit your Instagram. From themed products to killer packaging, they've got a plethora of beauty items that you just can't pass up. The best news, though? They're affordable AF.
While you may not be wearing your black and white checked Vans anymore, and your My Chemical Romance obsession has probably worn off (along with your permanent black eyeliner stain), Hot Topic is still a legitimate store that you shouldn't be missing out on, no matter your age.
Get ready to return to your favorite grunge-style, all black everything, skull-laden high school favorite. Their Instagram worthy beauty products are about to make you miss the days of heavy side bangs and hair so straight your split ends just screamed in agony at the thought.