Buy D.C.: Adult Back to School
Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, curated by Kaarin Vembar, owner of personal shopping and wardrobe editing service Closet Caucus.
The beginning of fall calls for fresh notebooks. This journal contains handmade paper crafted by Tibetan refugees. Journal, $14.99, Tibet & Shop. 2407 18th St. NW. (202) 387-1880
Your metabolism may have slowed since childhood, but not your appetite for grilled cheese. This one features housemade pulled pork, jalapeños, bacon, and a layer of macaroni and cheese. The Carolina BBQ, $13. GCDC. 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 393-4232
Paws for a Moment
Your school uniform has morphed into a work uniform, but it doesn’t have to be devoid of whimsey. Oh hai, doggie. Seaward & Stearn beagle tie, $155. Everard’s Clothing. 1802 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 298-7464
Your fourth-grade lunch box has been upgraded: still plaid, but now with three leakproof, microwavable, dishwasher safe containers. Aladdin Heritage Collection lunch box, $29. American Holiday. 1319 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 684-2790
End of summer got you down? Announce your angst with a pencil case that’s woven from 95 percent post consumer material. Mood swings pencil case, $6. Chocolate Moose. 1743 L St. NW. (202) 463-0992