Lisbon Duck store is no ordinary Lisbon shop. I was attracted to it. As if there was gold shining from the inside. It glowed. And then I entered. I found myself surrounded by hundreds of rubber ducks. All different, but with their own personalities just staring at me. At first I felt frightened. But soon I was having a blast and smiling at each duck I was checking on.
Oh Gosh, there are so many! Star Wars ducks, a Count Dracula duck, a Unicorn duck, Angry Birds ducks, a Queen of England duck, pirate ducks, an Egyptian duck, a Marilyn Monroe duck, a Pride duck, a Lisbon duck… they’re endless!
Most of them have traveled all the way from Germany, some from England and then some are very Portuguese. How did they get here? Floating, obviously!
And then I asked myself: who the hell buys these? The answer? I couldn’t leave without buying my own duck. Darth Vader duck! Yes, guilty pleasure!
There is another shop in Rua da Madalena, 54, at Baixa-Chiado. But my favorite is this one, which is bigger and where you can have more privacy choosing your ducks.