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.


Green tea contains antioxidants and improves blood flow, while the heat can soothe a sore throat. Green tea, $3.95. Hana Japanese Market. 2004 17th St. NW. (202) 939-8854

Sneeze the Day

You may have a cold, but at least you can feel classy with a set of four handkerchiefs from the 1960s. Vintage handkerchiefs, $12. Junction. 1510 U St. NW. (202) 483-0261

Flaming Lips

This lip balm will soften, nourish, and hydrate those dry, cracked lips. Shea butter lip balm, $4. Nubian Hueman. 1231 Good Hope Road SE. (202) 394-3386

Get Cultured

This kombucha is made in D.C. and contains fresh ginger and honey (perfect for a tender tummy). Capital kombucha, $3.59. Yes! Organic Market. 2123 14th St. NW. (202) 232-6603

Sock It to Me

Get warm and comfortable with these wool blend socks. b.ella socks, $20. Forecast/Homebody. 218 7th St. SE. (202) 547-7337