Pettichaps was a shop in Diagon Alley in London, England, which sold children's clothes (or, as the sign put it, "shirts for squirts"). It was sandwiched between Twinkle's Telescopes and Flourish and Blotts.[1]


  • The word "Pettichaps" appears to be a portmanteau of "petit", which is French for "little, small", and "chaps".


Notes and references

  1. Illustration of Diagon Alley by Jim Kay from the Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (see images).