Though many think that Whimsic Alley is just an online retailer, it is so much more. Their enchanting retail location is nestled among the museums and stores of the Miracle Mile area in Los Angeles. An actual size Dobby looks out at you from a large window display. You see witch and wizard robes, books, candy, and a mandrake among other decorations in the storefront. There was already a lot to look at before I even entered. I was excited to go in, but not before I carefully examined everything in the windows. By the time I finished, I was practically bouncing up and down with joy. I walked through the front door and squeaked. Or maybe it was a squee. I'm sure I'm not the first person to have this reaction.
Yule Ball in this large room with enchanted floating candles.
I've shopped online with the Alley and had a fantastic experience. However. If you are in the Los Angeles area and you are a fan of the Boy Who Lived, hop on your broomstick and get to Whimsic Alley as fast as you can.
View more pictures of the store here.