"Most of the page was devoted to an advertisement for Madame Malkin's Robes for All Occations, which was apparently having a sale"
—description of page in Daily Prophet

Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions, also known as Madam Malkin's Robes[1] or simply Madam Malkin's, is a shop in North Side, Diagon Alley. Students get their Hogwarts school uniforms there, and wizards and witches can also purchase dress robes, travelling cloaks, and also, on very rare occasions, invisibility cloaks.



Harry Potter first visited the shop in 1991 after Rubeus Hagrid told him to get his uniform robes for Hogwarts. Hagrid was incapable of entering the shop due to his size so after recovering from sickness in the Gringotts Mine Carts, he bought two large ice creams for each of them. During his visit to the shop, Harry met Draco Malfoy for the first time.


During the Christmas holidays, Madam Malkin's was closed with a small notice on the door, which read "We are closed due to daylight robery - back at seven o'cloak" (An obvious pun on "robbery" and "clock).[2]


Due to growing several more inches, Harry returned to Madam Malkin's to buy new uniform robes.


Hermione, Harry, and Ron were reading the Daily Prophet, where it was mentioned that they were having a sale.


In 1996, Harry and Malfoy met again in the shop, openly insulted each other and almost started a fight. Madam Malkin was shocked when Draco openly called Hermione a Mudblood. Moments later, Draco refused to let Madam Malkin lift up the sleeve of his dress robes to hem it. Harry suspected this was because Draco had recently become a Death Eater and had been branded with the Dark Mark. Draco and his mother then left the shop, the latter commenting disdainfully that she would not return now that she knew the shop served "scum", leaving Madam Malkin highly insulted.

Clothing sold

Behind the scenes

  • Rumours! magazine advertised a mid-season sale up to 50% off selected lines and said that all robes are self-ironing and self-repairing.
  • In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the trio encountering the Malfoys in Madam Malkin's is omitted, but the shop can be seen briefly in the background when the Death Eaters and Fenrir Greyback raid Ollivanders and kidnap Garrick Ollivander.


Notes and references

Diagon Alley

2nd Hand Brooms · Amanuensis Quills · Beard Trimming · Brigg's Brooms · Broomstix · Broom Brakes Service · Broom Shop · Bufo's · Cranville Quincey's Magical Junkshop · Eeylops Owl Emporium · Fine Enchanting Caldrons · Floo-Pow · Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour · Flourish and Blotts · Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · J. Pippin's Potions · Janus Galloglass · Jimmy Kiddell's Wonderful Wands · The Junk Shop · Leaky Cauldron · Madam Malkin's Robes for All Occasions · Madam Primpernelle's Beautifying Potions · Magical Menagerie · Mr. Mulpepper's Apothecary · Mulligrubs Materia Medica · Noltie's Botanical Novelties · Obscurus Books · Ollivanders · Praedico Predico · Pettichaps · Potage's Cauldron Shop · Quality Quidditch Supplies · Rosa Lee Teabag · S. Starling · Scribbulus Writing Implements · Second-Hand Bookshop · Second-Hand Robes · Slug & Jiggers Apothecary · Sugarplum's Sweets Shop · Surgical dental operator · Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers · Twilfitt and Tattings · Twinkle's Telescopes · Wand Showroom · Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes · Whizz Hard Books · Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment

Other services

Brews and Stews · Daily Prophet's main office · Diagon Alley stalls · GalloLoans · Gringotts Wizarding Bank · The Ministry Press · Peter Boat · TerrorTours


1 Diagon Alley · 18a Diagon Alley · 129b Diagon Alley · 275 Diagon Alley · 343 Diagon Alley South · 59 Diagon Alley · 92 Diagon Alley · 93 Diagon Alley · 94 Diagon Alley

Known residents and shop employees

Archibald Bennett · Broom Shop shopkeeper · Clutterbuck Crispe · Cranville Quincey · Crookshanks (formerly) · Daily Prophet personnel · Florean Fortescue (deceased) · Fred Weasley (deceased) · Garrick Ollivander · George Weasley · Hedwig (formerly; deceased) · Healer · Jimmy Kiddell · J. Pippin · Madam Malkin · Madam Primpernelle · Madam Potage · Magical Menagerie saleswoman · Magical Menagerie salesman · Manager of Flourish and Blotts · Manager of Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop · Mulpepper · Podric Batworthy · Ronald Weasley · Shimmy Hardoteer · Sugarplum · Unidentified female Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified male Eeylops Owl Emporium employee · Unidentified Quality Quidditch Supplies employee · Unidentified Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment employee · Verity · Villanelle

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Dragon ChallengeFlight of the HippogriffHarry Potter and the Escape From GringottsHarry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyHagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike AdventureHogsmeade StationOllivander's Wand Shop


Borgin and BurkesDervish and BangesFilch's Emporium of Confiscated GoodsHoneydukesMadam Malkin's Robes for All OccasionsMagical MenagerieOllivander'sOwl PostQuality Quidditch SuppliesWands by GregorovitchWeasleys' Wizard WheezesWiseacre's Wizarding EquipmentZonko's Joke Shop


Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream ParlourLeaky CauldronThe Fountain of Fair FortuneThree Broomsticks Inn

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