We solemnly swear we’re excited as hell.
Big news this morning guys. Aussie muggle fans, sit tight because this one is for you. Australia is getting its first ever dedicated, bricks and mortar Harry Potter store, and it’ll be open at the end of the month.
It’s called The Store Of Requirement (10 points for whoever came up with that one), and it’ll be popping up in Collingwood in Melbs which just gives us another excuse to head down there for a sneaky weekend away. The first of these opened up in Brisbane last year (on HP’s birthday, classic) and it went off. Melbourne’s the second city in Australia to get one and we're seriously hoping good ol' Syd will be the third.
So what can you Muggles expect? Quite a bit. Let’s start with Australia’s largest officially licenced range of memorabilia and collectables. Hats, wands, cloaks, house scarfs, figurines, potion kits, the Monster Book Of Monsters – the works. If you’ve ever been to the HP store in York, it’ll be like that (only way bigger). Prices will range from a cheeky $5 all the way to a $450 wizards’ chess set.
Owner Sharon Hurley says The Store Of Requirement will be “the closest you will get to Diagon Alley on Australian soil”.
Details on the new launch are still trickling out (they’ve put a Fidelius charm on the exact address) but you can keep up to date with all the news on the store’s FB page.
Where: Collingwood (for exact location, check with the Secret Keeper)
When: Tuesday 31 July
For more info, click here.
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