Leading US mall-based specialty retailer of music-licensed and music-influenced apparel, accessories and gift items for teens, Hot Topic Inc, today announced its third quarter net sales jumped 28 per cent to $92.06 million from net sales of $72.2m. The company revealed that third-quarter same-store sales increased by 2.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, while net sales for fiscal October 2001 increased by 25 per cent to $28.3m, from net sales of $22.7m for fiscal October 2000.