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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.
You never know who you are going to sit beside on Metro. Keep your business cards handy in this Paris-inspired holder. Business card holder, $7.50. Groovy DC Cards & Gifts. 321 7th St. SE. (202) 544-6633
This envelope template is the perfect gift for the snail-mail crafter in your life. Envelope template, $18. Analog. 716 Monroe St. NE, Studio 5. shopanalog.com
A girl learns that her great-grandfather’s diary is composed of objects kept inside matchboxes. The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, $16.98. The Fairy Godmother. 319 7th St. SE. (202) 547-5474
If all of your correspondence is done via email, a lap desk can make the task more efficient while you remain comfy-cosy. iBed lap desk, $13.95. Homebody/Forecast. 218 7th St. SE. (202) 547-7337
A wax stamp is an elegant touch to complement your handwritten love letters. Sealing wax stamp, $13. Proper Topper. 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW. (202) 842-3055