There Are a Million Reasons Why I Love Duane Reade

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.  All opinions are 100% my own. #DR1MM

As a girl who was born and raised in New York City, Duane Reade has always been a part of my life.  There weren’t as many stores back then as there are today, but every single time we took a trip into Manhattan, we always made a stop at Duane Reade.

Duane Reade store front #DR1MM #shop

As I got older, Duane Reade became my happy place.  It was the place to go to find the latest magazines, the newest beauty and skin care products and the best variety of snacks.  In fact, I used to leave for work extra early just so I would have time to stop by Duane Reade in the morning before heading in to work (true story).

You see, at that time, the Duane Reade closest to my job was the one at 1 World Trade Center.  There were a ton of great stores down there in the shopping rotunda in the World Trade Center, but the one store that I visited almost every single day was Duane Reade.  Not only did I like to browse the products, A very dear family friend was the manager there, so I would always stop by to say good morning to him.

browsingDuaneReade #DR1MM #shop

Eventually I moved on from that job, but the pattern continued.  I would always leave home just a little early so I could have time to check out all the latest products in Duane Reade.  In fact, there was a Duane Reade located in the lobby of the building of my last job over at 485 Lexington Avenue.  I was known to “sneak away” from my desk all the time to go down to Duane Reade!

My relationship with Duane Reade became deeper after I started this blog.  I was fairly new to blogging and had heard about a blogging network called Collective Bias.  I applied to be a part of the network and the same day I was approved, I received an invitation to work on a campaign with Duane Reade.  You can see my very first post here.  I created a few more posts for Dune Reade, and a few months later, I was chosen to become a Duane Reade VIP Blogger.  Being able to partner with a company that I truly love was a dream come true.

Earlier this year, our relationship grew even more.  You see, back in January, I started managing the Duane Reade Facebook and Twitter handles and became the “voice” of Duane Reade on those 2 social media channels.  I am having the time of my life chatting with people who have a deep love of Duane Reade and NYC like I have.  I am also thrilled at the fact that Duane Reade now has over 1 million Twitter followers!

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I am so happy for them and I’m proud to have played a part in helping them reach this milestone.  I hope my relationship with Duane Reade continues to grow as Duane Reade will always have a place in my heart.Checking out Delish chocolates at Duane Reade #DR1MM #shop

I love the fact that my whole family loves Duane Reade as well.  We never need a reason to go there, and anytime I say I want to go to Duane Reade, the whole family wants to come along.  Philip loves to browse their supplements, Z.E.N. loves to browse the cars, and snacks, and I still love to browse the skin care and beauty products.

Duane Reade shopping bag #DR1MM #shop

Here is a list of why I love Duane Reade from A-Z:

A – there’s Always one nearby
B – in my opinion, it’s the Best drugstore in NYC
C – they have a Courteous staff
D – they have Doctors on the premises
E – they carry tons of Eco-friendly products
F – you can pick up Fresh Fruit and Flowers
G – they have a Great selection of products
H – they Have everything I need
I – they are a New York City Icon
J – they carry the Jalapeno chips that I love
K – they can turn your favorite photo into a Keychain
L –You can get a makeover in their Look boutique
M – they have a great Makeup selection
N – you can get your Nails done at their nail-bar
O – It’s the perfect place for one-stop shopping since they have everything
P – you can Print Photos directly from your iPhone
Q – they have a great selection of beverages to Quench your thirst
R – you can get a skin consultation to get Radiant skin
S – you can find great Skin care products
T – you can listen to catchy Tunes while you shop
U – they are uniquely NY since 1960
V – you can pick up travel size products toiletries for your Vacation
W – you can earn balance rewards points just for Walking
X – You can find products containing the sugar substitute Xylitol
Y – you can enjoy a Yummy treat
Z – You can pick up a stylish looking Zebra-striped pen.

I do have more, but I doubt anyone wants to sit here and read all my million reasons!

For the latest on Duane Reade please be sure to check out Duane Reade on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

What about you?  Do you have a favorite store?

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About the author


Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at


There Are a Million Reasons Why I Love Duane Reade

by Diane time to read: 4 min