November 26, 2011
Page 11 of 12 – Harry Potter Wizarding World
The Harry Potter series describes two primary shopping areas throughout the series. One is Dragon Alley and the other is Hogsmeade. The Wizarding World at Universal recreates several of the Hogsmeade shops, but also incorporated some of the popular shops from Dragon’s Alley. So the Hogsmeade is not a true rendering of the shops and their location as described in the books.
Some of the shops displayed on this page are:
Gladrags Wizardwear sells clothing. There are other branches in London and Paris. It is full of quirky merchandise, and appears to specialise in strange and unusual socks, where Harry buys Dobby a selection of wacky socks, in thanks for helping him in the Second Task.
Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop sells a range of wizarding stationery like quills, ink, parchment, envelopes, seals, etc.
Located in Universal’s Hogsmeade, although really located at Dragon’s Alley
Ollivanders is a fine wands shop described as “narrow and shabby, with a sign that reads Ollivanders: Makers of Fine Wands since 382 BC in peeling gold letters over the door. The only display in the window overlooking Diagon Alley is a single wand lying on a faded purple cushion in the dusty window. Within, there are countless narrow boxes piled neatly right up to the ceiling and a spindly-legged chair” (Hagrid, however, breaks it after he sits upon it).
Potage’s Cauldron Shop sells different varieties and sizes of cauldrons, including copper, brass, pewter, silver, self-stirring, collapsible, and solid gold, according to a sign outside the shop in Philosopher’s Stone. Hogwarts requires its students to have a size 2 pewter cauldron (as listed in the Philosopher’s Stone book list). Hagrid talked Harry out of buying a solid gold cauldron. The Cauldron Shop is very near to the entrance from The Leaky Cauldron