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EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek at the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS clothing line from TRIPP nyc and Hot Topic


Hot Topic and TRIPP nyc have teamed up to create a limited-edition punk rock fashion line inspired by The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which will be sold exclusively at Hot Topic and on beginning in July.

Our NYC correspondent Jessie attended a sneak peek event on Friday to preview the clothing line and interview the people behind it.

Cindy Levitt, VP of Merchandising at Hot Topic, said that Hot Topic jumped on the opportunity to sell a Mortal Instruments clothing line. She said that they’d been hearing about The Mortal Instruments from both customers and employees and she knew it was going to be huge.

“We just knew everyone was kind of obsessed with it,” Levitt told us. “When you get that fan base first, then you know. It’s so different than when a studio approaches you and you’re like, never heard of it, and this one we’d heard so much about. We didn’t even question it. We’re going to support it.”

Levitt said that she read the comments fans left on our site and was thrilled about the anticipation of the line. She’s excited for the release of the line in stores and at

“I’m very passionate about this line, and I keep telling everyone this is going to blow up, the fans are going to love it, because it’s very different,” she said. “I’m just so excited. I want to see it sell.

The clothing line is a limited-edition so when it sells out it’s gone. But the goal was for die-hard fans of the series to get their hands on it before it sells out.

“I’m afraid we’re going to run out before the film,” Levitt said. “But we’re ok with that, because we can always have t-shirts that kind of chase it up to the film. But I think this collection bought it very tight so that the true fans can get it and then it’s gone. We don’t want it to be all massed out there.”

Levitt also revealed more Mortal Instruments merchandise that will be on sale at Hot Topic, including t-shirts, prop replica cuff bracelets, rings, necklaces, bags, rune-inspired temporary tattoos and steles.

In the movie you can see the actors wearing some of those pieces. “Some of those replica pieces will be there,” she said.

Here are the prices for the clothing line:

  • Clary Dress – $44.50
  • Jace Vest – $54.50
  • Parallel Worlds Dress – $39.50
  • Isabelle Ivory Dress – $49.50
  • Clary moto Jacket – $52.50
  • Raziel Tank Top – $32.50
  • Angelic Power Tank Top – $29.50
  • Shadow World Leggings – $29.50

For international fans, Hot Topic ships internationally!

Here are our exclusive photos of the clothing line:

Here are the stock photos of the clothing line from Hot Topic:

We’ll be rolling out more from our interviews with Levitt and TRIPP nyc designer Daang Goodman soon!

Hot Topic will also be sending us a variety of items to give away on the site, so stay tuned for some epic giveaways!

What do you guys think about the clothing line? Which piece is your favorite? What do you think about the other merchandise on the way? Sound off in the comments!

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57 Comments on EXCLUSIVE: Sneak peek at the MORTAL INSTRUMENTS clothing line from TRIPP nyc and Hot Topic

  1. When does it come out?

    • Rachel Schmidt-Henderson // June 22, 2013 at 2:09 AM // Reply

      I dunno but, the only people i expected to be cute were Jace and Simon. Please tell me why JACE, SIMON,VALENTINE,LUKE,and ALEC are cute? this is not how it was supposed to beee!!!! not that there is anything wrong, just that I dont know who is the hottest!

    • cindella204 // June 22, 2013 at 4:29 PM // Reply

      They should reach your local stores (and online) at July 15th according to a comment that the official Facebook posted when they first announced this line and released the sketches.

  2. Jace campbell lightwood (; // June 21, 2013 at 6:29 PM // Reply

    When does this come in stores???

  3. I need that Isabelle dress since yesterday.

  4. Will the clothing be available outside the US? I don’t think we have Hot Topic in the UK…

  5. Yeah, do we have an exact date yet?

  6. I think I spy izzy’s snake bracelet in that second model pic. I definitely want one of those!

  7. i want the shirt with the rune on the back!!

  8. Will this come to Australia? or will i have to buy this online?

  9. Lena Grace // June 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM // Reply

    Oh that’s expensive. 😦

  10. I swear on Raziel, this better come out in Australia!

  11. I think I will be buying a tshirt or something along the lines of that because I’m only thirteen and I do not have the money for these things! Even though I want it REALLY BAD.

    • me too I hate it but I’m defenetly getting t shirts and more replica stuff I really want a stele

  12. So from what I have heard Hot Topic says in stores around July 15th. Also they do ship international as well for those not in the United States.

  13. I want Isabelle’s Ivory Dress!!!

  14. teamedwardjace // June 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM // Reply

    love it all!

  15. Shelby Hale // June 22, 2013 at 12:12 AM // Reply

    thay are EXPENSVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO WAY I AM GETING THAT STUF UN LESS I PAY FOR IT AND NOT MY MOM I MAY GET THE LEGGINGS BUT NO WAY AM I GETING IT BUT IT IS SO COOL I WANT ISSABELLSDRESS

    i love this series too much cries ;_;

  17. While all the good stuff is being announced, guess who is at a 7 day summer camp? This guy. Well I think I will sneak in my iPod to check everday.

  18. I want to know what sizes will be available. I know Hot Topic runs small, but I am not sure about TRIPP nyc

    • Tripp sizes don’t run small, at least for tops, I have a tripp jacket that has a side zipper and it’s a size L (I’m a C cup girl) and my boobs fit very comfortably. I’ve tried similar L sized jackets from other companies like forever 21 and agacy and generally they just make it wider but don’t consider your curves. But Tripp’s tops have always fit very well.

  19. Can I buy this when I live in Germany?

    • Cool you are agerman tooo:) but your right it woul dbe very bad when it only will be avaible in the usa, because these clothes are so cool i need them….

      • cindella204 // June 22, 2013 at 4:31 PM //

        For an extra fee Hot Topic will ship them to you in Germany. Not sure if they’ll be in your local stores though…

      • Yeahh cool you’re german. 🙂 I need them to… 🙂

  20. This better be open to the UK too. I need Isabelle’s dress so bad!

  21. Kate Schreiber // June 22, 2013 at 10:10 AM // Reply

    luv it. I want it all.:)

  22. shit!!! i need to start saving up! this stuff is expensive!!!!

  23. Do they have them in plus size?!? I REALLY WANT them!!

  24. definitely getting that dress and jacket! so excited for these!

  25. Reblogged this on TMI TID Sweden and commented:
    Mortla Instrumnets Stad av skuggor inspirerad kläd kollektion som kommer släppat hos Hot Topic, en kjedja i USA som även fraktar internationellt. Kollektione släpps den 15:e Juli. Jag vill ha Parallell worlds klänningen som linne. har dock förstått att just Hot Topicx kläder är gjorda för mindre kuriga tjejer än en själv, tyvärr..

  26. Finally the clothes are out!!! Or going to be out!! Time to dress up!

  27. This is where I need to decide if $32.50 is way too much for a tanktop…Love the Raziel top but wow! We’ll see how bad I need it. Love Clare’s writing!

  28. Finally a good look at the clothes! Need Isabelle’s dress for the Midnight release :)!

  29. Reblogged this on Boldly go… and commented:

  30. I want it ALL, even the stuff for the guys. I’ll get that for my boyfriend to wear. =W= Unfortunately, I’m a 2X, so I’ll have to keep on top of this shit and put money on my card so I can get all this awesome!! I REALLY hope they ordered a LOT of the stuff so I don’t miss any of it!! I plan on wearing something from this line to the first showing I can see of the movie, hopefully a midnight premiere!

  31. I really really REALLLYYYY want the two outfits of Clary’s from the stills on !! ESPECIALLY the black strapless dress with lace on the bottom! If you could make that, I would buy in a heartbeat!!

  32. I want Isabel dress in black xl I’m too tall for other sizes. Tried on cream at hot topic. Would have bought it if it was black.

  33. MakInasppes // August 31, 2013 at 5:40 PM // Reply

    hey guys, i`m new here..i come from, love ya all

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    Where can i get the shoes ??

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  36. OMG this is so cool!!!!! Power to the fans

  37. Can this please come back into stores!!! Isabelle’s dress is my dream dress! I can’t express how much I love it, I NEED it! Pleeeeaaasee!


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