September 14th, 2011 Heather Kovar
Somebody must have a good PR company. Typically I delete advert email- but something made me open “Fashion Week Essentials at Duane Reade.”
From there I even clicked to follow @DuaneReade on Twitter.
Actually I have a soft spot for the store after living above a 24-hour Duane Reade for more than eight years when my day began at 3am.
If I needed pantyhose. Check!
Water, beer, chips, energy drinks or aspirin. Check!
Emergency mascara and dog food. Check!
New York City themed holiday ornaments and snacks. CHECK!
(Friends out of state loved these- plus it was all way cheaper than Barney’s.)
DR doesn’t have coffee- but the 24-hour corner deli next door does- and if you visit every day at 3:30 am they’ll have your coffee waiting for you- sometimes with a size upgrade.
ANYWAY- so once you click on the email link the deal is “Quench your thirst for Fashion….” Buy two FIGI waters and get 200 points. (For anyone reading outside of New York area- Duane Reade is like an Eckerd’s and has one of those club cards.)
My other soft spot is I got married just south of Duane street and Reade street – (well it’s not officially City Hall) but the clerk’s office.
I promise I have not taken a PR job for Duane Reade
But I have to mention the other “offers” on the email. You can celebrate Fashion Week at the Look Boutique at the Duane Reade on Broadway and 63rd through September 15th with complimentary skin care analysis, product demos and mini facials. If I remember correctly Look is DR’s own line of products? The store does have it’s own line of makeup, food and snacks.
Once I clicked from the email to follow on Twitter, I saw they’re also celebrating the “re-grand openings” of DR’s at Amsterdam and 78th and 4 Columbus Circle.
There was more, but I got distracted by my Twitter feed. The most recent post reading “US Scrambling to Avert Palestinian Vote at U.N.”
Of course now that I’ve taken a trip to Egypt I’m all over trying to figure out what I’ve been reporting on in the Middle East and Africa all these years.
On a lighter note- here is a link to my dog’s fashion faux-PAW a few years ago. I put her in a t-shirt and knotted up the waist like in the 80′s!