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"245 years dressing the Elegant Wizard"
—Coupon for Gladrags Wizardwear in the Daily Prophet[src]

Gladrags Wizardwear is a clothing store that was founded in 1750[1] and run by Gladrags Wizardwear Group Ltd., with branches in London, Paris and Hogsmeade.[2] It is full of quirky merchandise and appears to specialise in strange and unusual socks.[3]

History

" [Harry, Ron and Hermione] went into Gladrags Wizardwear to buy a present for Dobby, where they had fun selecting the most lurid socks they could find, including a pair patterned with flashing gold and silver stars, and another that screamed loudly when they became too smelly."
—The trio visiting the shop[src]
Gladrags Daily Prophet

A Gladrags coupon on the Daily Prophet

Gladrags took out a large billboard-size advertisement at the final of the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, on 15 August.[2]

On 6 March, 1995, Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger visited the Hogsmeade branch of Gladrags to buy a pair of novelty socks for Dobby's birthday present.[3]

On 14 January, 1996, there was a 75% off coupon for Gladrags in the Daily Prophet.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • Gladrags is a slang term for clothing purchased vintage or from a consignment shop.
  • Handbags and Gladrags was the name of a 1967 song written by Mike d'Abo, who was at the time the lead singer for Manfred Mann.
  • There is a magazine based out of India called Gladrags, which focuses on the modelling industry and the Ms. India contest.
  • Gladrags is also the name of a company that specialises in organic cloth feminine products.

Appearances

Notes and references

Hogsmeade
Scotland, Great Britain
Founder: Hengist of Woodcroft
Shops
Baby Witch · Brews and Stews Café · Ceridwen's Cauldrons · Dervish and Banges · Dogweed and Deathcap · Dominic Maestro's · Gladrags Wizardwear · Hog's Head Inn · Honeydukes · J. Pippin's Potions · Madam Puddifoot's Tea Shop · The Magic Neep · McBloom & McMuck · McHavelock's Wizarding Headgear · Ollivanders · Pedrus Pridgeon · Rosa Lee Teabag · Scribbulus Writing Implements · Scrivenshaft's Quill Shop · Spintwitches · Three Broomsticks Inn · Tomes and Scrolls · Zonko's Joke Shop
Other locations
Hogsmeade Station · Hogsmeade Post Office · Hairdressing salon · Merge Publications · Office 323 · Shrieking Shack · Vladimir Plot Plumbing Supplies · Wizarding Wireless Network Headquarters
Known residents and shop employees
Madam Rosmerta · Aberforth Dumbledore · Madam Puddifoot · Ambrosius Flume · Ambrosius Flume's wife · Dominic Maestro · Unidentified Ollivander's associate · Employee of the Hogsmeade Post Office · Archibald Bennett · Three Broomsticks waiter · Horace · J. Pippin · McHavelock · Scrivenshaft · Vladimir Plot · Zonko · Bilton Bilmes · Gwendoline Babcocke · Gwendoline Babcocke's mother
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