13 alt-pop merch pieces from Hot Topic to rock your fandom proudly
Playlist culture has changed the way most individuals discover new music, so it’s no surprise that limitations based on genre are slowly fading away. For those who always used to stick their nose up at what was most popular on the radio, it may be a tough pill to swallow. But with new innovations and creative collaborations, it’s easy to see why some artists effortlessly rise to the top—and why you shouldn’t be ashamed to embrace your enjoyment of other genres such as alt-pop.
From T-shirts and hoodies to other fun accessories, we’ve handpicked some of our favorite items from alt-pop artists we can’t get enough of this year. Take a look at our selections below and start showing your love for these mainstream-leaning artists a bit more publicly.
All of these items were selected by the Alternative Press team with you in mind. AltPress may collect a share of the sales from the links on this page if you decide to pick up a new shirt or other merch items for your collection.
There’s something about Post Malone that we can’t get enough of—and neither can the rest of the U.S. “Circles” has spent more weeks on the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10 than any other song in history, and that just makes us flat-out proud. Show your Posty love with this T-shirt here.
Tickets To My Downfall has the entire internet abuzz with its high energy and cool collabs with artists such as Halsey and blackbear. Continue to enjoy MGK’s fresh take on a nostalgic genre with this Sex Pistols-inspired graphic tee. Get yours here.
Our most recent cover star is constantly changing up her image and evolving as she sees fit. Poppy fans can show their love for the alt-pop artist with this pack of two bracelets from Hot Topic. Pick yours up here.
After sweeping the top categories at the 2020 Grammy Awards earlier this year, Billie Eilish is on top of the world. Whether it’s her hauntingly different brand of alt-pop or relatable laid-back attitude that makes you a fan, there’s a variety of ways to sport your love for the singer. Get this T-shirt featuring Eilish with her tongue out here.
As the other half of our most recent cover, Ghostemane fits right in among the typical Hot Topic crop of artists along the iconic T-shirt wall. Some may say that it’s perfect for the Halloween season. Grab your own here.
Hayley Williams is a force in alt-pop. With Petals For Armor, fans were able to see an extremely vulnerable side to the singer and relate to her in a whole new way. If this album helped you through the difficult year that is 2020, you can showcase your appreciation with this tee here.
Joji’s latest album, Nectar, just hit your preferred streaming service last week, and while you try to narrow down your favorite track, check out this T-shirt representing his first certified gold record. Select your size here.
While she may be the most well-known artist represented on this list, we just can’t resist Ariana Grande’s brand of sultry alt-pop. Turn your guilty pleasure into shameless pride with this tour T-shirt, available here.
It’s finally fall, and we’re ready to cozy up near a fire and forget that snow may be right around the corner. While we patiently wait to see the arena-headlining alt-pop band back onstage, we’ll slip on this 1975 logo hoodie—grab yours here.
Never one to forget the importance of sticking to aesthetics, Melanie Martinez makes her merch stand out in a store known for rows and rows of black T-shirts. There’s no mistaking who this necklace set represents, so display your love for Martinez boldly here.
Before their historic Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping hit “Dynamite,” BTS were already crafting hits for their beloved ARMY. “Fake Love” was the group’s first top 10 single on the same chart, and fans still love the darker imagery represented in this era. This T-shirt is a Hot Topic exclusive, so you can pick yours up here.
Ashton Irwin’s solo debut Superbloom is coming later this month, and fans can’t wait to get their hands on new music. In the meantime, the 5SOSFam can continue to support the alt-pop group by picking up this shirt here.