Do you have your list made for Hogwarts? Need a wand? A trunk? Maybe a new bag with your House logo? Well Insiders, we are excited to report that the first ever Harry Potter flagship store is about to open on June 3 in New York!
The Harry Potter Shop website states:
Opening June 3rd, the Harry Potter Store New York will house the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world from pocket money items to rare collectibles. Spanning three floors and over 20,000 sq. ft., the flagship store will offer exclusive lines, magical photo opportunities and lots more!
Karl Durrant, VP and General Manager of Warner Bros. Retail Destinations, told Entertainment Weekly exclusively, “It’s been a really tough period in people’s lives and by opening the Harry Potter store in the heart of New York City, we’re looking forward to bringing some magic back into people’s lives.”
This new store will have 15 different themed areas with magical elements — many of which aren’t available at any other location — that includes an interactive wand table where you can put your very own wand to the test!
Durrant also told EW, “We at Warner Bros. are in a very uniquely privileged position to work directly with the filmmakers. Thanks to this collaboration, we’re bringing authentic props that come directly from the films and also authentic recreations. From the Harry Potter films, you’ll be able to find Harry’s authentic wand on display, as well as Ron’s, Hermoine’s, and Dumbledore’s wands. We have the original Golden Snitch, Harry’s broomstick, Tom Riddle’s diary with a basilisk’s fang in the middle of it, and many other items.”
This new and magical store with be packed with unique items for sale that can’t be purchased anywhere else and it’s the only place wizards can have their wands personalized outside of Ollivander’s.
EW states that one of its most special features is that the store is within a store. The House of MinaLima, the graphic design duo on all Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies, showcasing the graphic art of the Wizarding World.
EW also reports that they are currently working on a virtual reality experience where Harry Potter fans will be able to fly into new adventures within the Wizarding World!
“We have two virtual reality experiences will be able to reveal more about soon,” he shares. “One will take you on a journey around Hogwarts called ‘Chaos at Hogwarts’ and another that will put you on a broomstick where you can fly over the River Thames in London called ‘Wizards Take Flight.'”
If you aren’t able to make the trip to New York, you can purchase some of the items sold in stores on the Harry Potter Shop website.
Does anyone know where I can get some Floo Powder or a Portkey so I can transport myself directly to New York on June 3?!