385 1ST St Ste 121, Lake Oswego, OR | Directions 9703445.419143 -122.664142
Won't be back - ever! – I've been to and purchased things at Meringue a handful of times - more than 5; less than 10, I would say. This past weekend I visited & I realized why I don't go more - the only reason I visited was because they were having a 'sale' which really was only a small rack of clearance type items that had obviously been there for a long time. It was certainly no store-wide sale. Their merchandise is so over-priced (same things at Nordstrom/other stores but more expensive), I wouldn't buy unless it were on sale.
I arrived close to closing time & the 2 girls working the store could not WAIT for me to leave. (especially the blonde who actually rolled her eyes as she had to stop the vaccum when I arrived 20 minutes before closing time). I actually could not believe how annoyed they looked.
I agree with the other reviewer that trying to return anything is nearly impossible & the grief they give you - the guilt trip is amazing.
The worst part is that beyond a half-hearted 'hi' when you walk in the door, they won't talk to you again until you make your purchase. I've never been asked if I needed help, I've never been "shown" anything in the store, and I'd never feel comfortable asking a question because i'd feel like a complete idiot asking one of these girls any 'advice' on how anything looked.
Growing up in LO and living here the past 36 years, I've never experienced a local business so snooty, and pretty darn ok with being that way. Maybe they can afford to have that attitude but I'd rather spend my well earned dollars at Grapevine, right around the corner, where there is A+ service, great selection of designer - both affordable & not-so - merchandise, and the feeling the owners/staff are happy to have you in their store. Shopping at Grapevine is like having a personal shopper - a complete 180 from Meringue.
My first time writing a review, but this visit struck me enough I had to write!!
Overpriced merchandise and poor quality – A lot of their items sit in the store for a long time. I've bought many things that when I get home they are flawed and have damage. Trying to get a refund is beyond a major hassle and almost impossible. Consider how much you spend and the terrible customer service, I'd stick to Nordstroms or Revolve clothing on the internet. This boutique is way over priced for the quality of the clothes. Won't be back.
Sister-run Lake Oswego boutique is a style-savvy one-stop shop. – In Short
A bubble gum pink sign marks the entrance of this suburban boutique and denim palace. The well-stocked shop's interior displays racks of soft velour hoodies from Juicy Couture, Michael Stars tees, flirty Ella Moss dresses, and a wall of designer denim that wows the shop's mostly-female clientele. Moms (and soon-to-be moms) will love a selection that includes maternity wear and a clothing selection for tots; those looking for the perfect gift will be drawn to accessories, bath and body items, and home décor as well as a selection of quirky cards that make Meringue an all-purpose boutique.
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