Buy D.C.: Back to School
Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and CityShopGirl.com owner Kelly Collis.
The Perfect Messenger Bag
This leather bag, handcrafted in the mountains of Utah, is perfect for hauling a laptop or classic books. Messenger bag, $210. Proper Topper. 1350 Connecticut Ave NW. (202) 842-3055.
Classic Writing Tools
Mutiny sells vintage-inspired notepads and writing utensils in their pop-up location at Redeem. Handmade notebook, $38. Bullet brass and cedar pencil, $23. Mutiny outpost at Redeem. 1734 14th St. NW. (202) 500-8680.
Antique School Desk
Large enough to seat an adult, this desk can hold your books, bills, or provide an actual work surface. Antique school desk, $22. Miss Pixie’s. 1626 14th St. NW. (202) 232-8171.
Pen Orgy Pencil Case
A kitschy way to store your pens and pencils. Pen orgy pencil case, $10. Tabletop. 1608 20th Street, NW. (202) 387-7117.
Photos by Kelly Collis