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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.

Draw the Line

This book gives fun prompts to practice artistic skills and is small enough to tuck into a purse or backpack. animal doodles for kids, $9.99. Wake Up Little Suzie. 3409 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 244-0700.

Eye of the Tiger 

This soft, stuffed tiger will encourage lots of snuggles and is machine washable. Tiger, $10.50. Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss of the Beyond. 3428 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 363-4797.

Bear Necessities 

Hold your hair back with this kitschy-cute bear headband. Animal headband, $2.49. Dollar Star. 3129 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. (202) 462-7900.

Tiger’s Woods

Show your wild side in this tiger dress with a keyhole back. Animal-print dress, $22. Second Story A Starr Consignment Boutique. 3903 Georgia Ave. NW. (202) 722-1626.

Elephant of Surprise 

This reversible tote sports an adorable elephant print. Turn it inside out to reveal its sturdy burlap side. Elephant tote bag, $46. Willow. 843 Upshur St. NW. (202) 643-2323.