Coolest Retail Store

By your estimation, the coolest retail store of 2011 was…

Hot Topic

“Has all your metal needs.” – Chris Porlont, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“It's where I spend most of my money.” – Lauren Hurstl, Las Cruces, NM

“They have tons of cool band tees, and they carry Glamour Kills apparel, too.” – Bailey Flores, Eagle, ID

“Great band shirts and accessories.” – Autumn Wren, Henderson, NV

“They have the best CD assortment.” – 139

“Where else can I pick up AP?” – Eiijah Kampsen, Tecumseh, KS

Other favorites:

Forever 21

“Cute clothes for a relatively cheap price.” – Taylor Mellas, Richmond, TX


“I love their shoes.” – Noelle Park, Land O' Lakes, FL


“They play awesome music, have good deals and have all the good brands.” – Nicole Iandolo, Melville, NY


“They have cool clothes.” – Travis Crosby, Thornton, CO

Urban Outfitters

“Amazing clothes. They're all so cute!” – Ashlyn Fitch, Scandia, MN


“Always have good clothes.” – Maria Qualtieri, Audobon, NJ