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Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area. It’s curated by Kaarin Vembar, fashion and beauty writer, and co-host of the Pop Fashion podcast.

Get The Picture

Silver Spring artist Paige Schiller Hirsch creates abstract collages with a variety of materials, including hand-painted paper. “Wild & Crazy,” by Paige Schiller Hirsch, $900. painterpaige.com. (301) 785-3685.

Top Brass

This bottle opener was hand carved in wax and then cast in brass.Brass bottle opener, $40. Sarah Cecelia Jewelry. www.sarahcecelia.com. (202) 285-8568.

Lather is the Best Medicine

Caravan Organics is a D.C.-based company that creates vegan soaps using the traditional cold process method.Caravan Organics soap, $7. Marcelle’s Coop. 716 Monroe St. NE. Studio #15. (202) 476-0574.

Bowled Over

Kuzeh Pottery creates hand-thrown, hand-painted pottery that is both functional and delightful. Blackbird bowl, $55. Kuzeh Pottery. 716 Monroe St. NE. Studio #18.

Baby Got Wax 

This lavender and vanilla candle will burn for at least 40 hours, and its sweet scent will soothe your spirit. Lavender & vanilla soy candle jar, $18. Handmade Habitat. handmadehabitat.co