I’m a Duane Reade VIP Blogger #DReadeVIP

This may be old news to some of you, but I never officially announced that I am a Duane Reade VIP Blogger.  For those of you who may not be familiar with Duane Reade, it is a Drugstore, similar to Walgreen’s.  As a Duane Reade VIP blogger I hope to bring you tons of information about Duane Reade initiatives, as well as information on skin care, and health and beauty products.

Duane Reade is a NYC icon.  As someone who was born and raised in NY, it was always the go to store for just about everything.  Need laundry detergent, check, they have it.  Need to fill a prescription, check, they have a pharmacists on staff.  Need a beer, check, they sell beer too.  They have just about everything you could ever need.  Plus they have so many store locations.  No matter where you are in NYC, a Duane Reade store is not far away.

Last month, I had the opportunity to meet up with some of the other VIP bloggers.

We all met up at Duane Reade’s headquarters for a meet and greet.  We were treated to a light breakfast and learned more about the Duane Reade brand, their vision, and how we as VIP bloggers would fit in.

We were then whisked off to their Flagship store located at 40 Wall Street in NYC.  Now this is not your average drugstore!  This store location houses a nail bar, hair salon, sushi bar, smoothie bar and more!  The store is beautiful!  Don’t take my word for it, take a look at the pictures below.

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Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Duane Reade 40 Wall Street store manager Tom and Duane Reade Public Relations Manager, Calvin

We were greeted by the Virtual Assistant at the Duane Reade 40 Wall Street location

crystal chandeliers at the Duane Reade 40 Wall Street location

Virtual Makeover Station at the Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Nail Bar at the Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Another shot of the Nail Bar at Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Me and some of the other Duane Reade VIP Bloggers

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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 dianenassy@gmail.com


    • Thanks. You should definitely visit one of their stores. They’ve really been transformed!

  • That is awesome, whenever I go into the city I always stop in a duane reade for something, their Wall St location sounds awesome! What was the process for you in becoming a VIP Blogger for Duane Reade? Did they approach you or was it something you sought after?

    • Awesome, you should definitely visit the 40 Wall Street location the next time you’re in NYC. Duane Reade actually held a contest. The contest is over but you can read about it here: http://bit.ly/HSKqyr

  • Yay for you! I have been hearing a lot about this Duane Reade business, but we don’t have one here in AZ! I live vicariously through you wonderful VIP bloggers! 🙂

I’m a Duane Reade VIP Blogger #DReadeVIP

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