Portland Oregon’s boutique clothing store Lizard Lounge may quite possibly be the most frustrating ‘love-hate’ shopping experience I’ve ever encountered!
There is a lot to love about this bohemian-hipster outpost, located in the Pearl District and I want to love it, really I do. First off, hands down the interior layout and design of Lizard Lounge is far and away my favorite in all of Portland. Frankly, I just as soon bypass shopping there altogether and simply move in! Decked out in an industrial chic/vintage vibe, Lizard Lounge has a way of seducing you into imagining you are actually lucky enough to be able to afford to live in a loft in the trendy Pearl District or, even to be able to afford to shop there for that matter!
Make no mistake, they have some terrific clothing lines such as NAU, Mister Freedom, Horny Toad, Stronghold and Garbstore but the inflated prices for what essentially amounts to stylish outdoor clothing will have you heading for the beautifully worn-in leather chairs to recover from sticker shock. Seriously overpriced plaid shirts, simple t-shirts and denim abound. Add to this, an unfortunate tendency to get a heavy dose of “We’re way too cool to be working here as clerks” attitude from the staff and the actual shopping experience simply doesn’t live up to the pretty hype.
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