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In The Holiday Windows: Duane Reade Ruins Christmas

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Way to half-ass it, Duane Reade. Photo via Restless

Everyone's seen the fancy, over-the-top window displays carefully planned out each year by high-end department stores. But Macy's, Saks, Barneys and Bloomies aren't the only ones sprucing up their windows this time of year. Check out the display now on view at Duane Reade on 14th Street and Third Avenue (pictured above). Blogger Restless, who snagged the shot, writes: "I'm all for recycling, so it doesn't bother me at all that the display serves as compost pile for damaged bags of cotton and dying house plants. In fact it warms my heart to imagine that the poor wilted plant—starved its whole life under fluorescent light, and shivering in the snow in that humiliating red foil skirt, all alone except for defective ornaments and stray boll weevils parts sprinkled...will soon be in heaven with Santa." Heaven, a place where Santa lives (?) and Duane Reade does not exist.
· Snapshot: Chainstore holiday windows [Restless]