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Gaberlunzie Garments was a clothing shop in Diagon Alley. They advertised "slap-up tog & out-and-out kicksies builder" and "trotter cases & upper benjamins", also selling maternity clothing. The pink cart in front of the shop boarded the sign "Allowance made to Flunkeys out of Collar".[1]

It shared the same building with Mandrake Mufflers, Grandma Gramercy's Grandiloquent Gramophones, and Shrew & Scold's Bridal Wear.[2]


Gaberlunzie is a medieval Scots word for a licensed beggar.[3][4]

Behind the scenes

  • Some of the terms used in advertising for the shop were directly taken from, or worded closely to, the text from Henry Mayhew's London Labour and the London Poor, Volume 1.[2][5][6][7][8][9]
  • "Trotter cases" are shoes.[5]
  • "Upper benjamins" is a type of trousers.[5]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition (see this image)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – creepy scrawlers ltd. - "Some of the advertising here is taken directly from Mayhew’s incredible book on the London Poor."
  3. WP favicon.PNG Gaberlunzie on Wikipedia
  4. Wiktionary favicon.PNG gaberlunzie on Wiktionary
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jim Kay Illustrator - Create Expo 2016 (from 28:36 to 29:31)
  6. WP favicon.PNG London Labour and the London Poor on Wikipedia
  7. London Labour and the London Poor (Vol. 1 of 4), by Henry Mayhew—The Project Gutenberg eBook (p.51-52) - "Slap-up Tog and out-and-out Kicksies Builder."
  8. London Labour and the London Poor (Vol. 1 of 4), by Henry Mayhew—The Project Gutenberg eBook (p.51-52) - "Upper Benjamins, built on a downey plan, a monarch to half a finnuff. [...] Mud Pipes, Knee Caps, and Trotter Cases, built very low."
  9. London Labour and the London Poor (Vol. 1 of 4), by Henry Mayhew—The Project Gutenberg eBook (p.51-52) - "A decent allowance made to Seedy Swells, Tea Kettle Purgers, Head Robbers, and Flunkeys out of Collar."
Diagon Alley North Side

Apothecary · Bats! Bats! Bats! · Belcher's Bottled Beers · Bernie Balls Fireworks · Blinkhorn's workshop · Boogermongers · Brigg's Brooms · Bufo's · Caput Mortuum · Creepy Scrawlers Stationers · Crispa Culpepper's Drugs & Preparations · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Flail & Hyde Furriers · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gaberlunzie Garments · Grandma Gramercy's Grandiloquent Gramophones · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Harpy's Bazaar · Herbert's Sherbets · Janus Galloglass · Krakens · Leaky Cauldron (1 Diagon Alley) · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · The Magic Lantern · Magical Menagerie · Mandrake Mufflers · Marcus Minucius Myomancer · Mourning & Starr Armourers · Mr Milvus Grizedale, Kitemaker · Mr Trismus, Mouth Magician · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Nell's Bells · Nollikins for Scrolls & Skins · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Oldknowe Books · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Praedico Predico · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Shrew & Scold's Bridal Wear · S. Starling · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · The Three Sheets · Tut's Nuts · Twinkle's Telescopes · Vietch's Leeches · What Larks! Songbird Specialists · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Known residents, shop owners and employees

Blinkhorn · Belcher · Bufo · Crookshanks (formerly) · Eeylops Owl Emporium female employee · Eeylops Owl Emporium male employee · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Flourish and Blotts manager · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Madam Malkin · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie salesman · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Milvus Grizedale · Marcus Minucius · Trismus · Tut · Twinkle · Vietch · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee