Hot Topic is a fun, trendy, edgy clothing store located on the second level of the Santa Monica Place shopping center. It features a wide selection of t-shirts, pants, skirts geared toward those who prefer dark colors and offbeat designs. Its jewelry includes gauges for ear and body piercings. Bracelets, belts and stockings can also be found within the store. The employees are fun and outgoing, the music is loud and energetic and the merchandise is unique. Valet parking is available in the mall's lot.