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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.
Bring back old-school etiquette by sending a handwritten thank you note after the big interview. Thank you letterpress card set, $15. Miks Letterpress +. mikspress.com.
Take care of details prior to your meeting. This leather cleaner will make sure your shoes say, “I mean business.” Lexol-pH, $12.50. Old Town Shoe & Luggage Repair. 824 King St., Alexandria. (703) 299-0655.
Taking out a planner mid-interview is a visual reminder of your professional organization. Rifle Paper Co. planner, $35. Curated.107 N Fairfax St., Alexandria. (703) 566-0177.
If you don’t have enough cash to get an interview ensemble, don’t despair. A consignment store will have professional basics at the right price. L.L.Bean blazer, $20. Clothes Encounters of a 2nd Kind. 202 7th St. SE. (202) 546-4004.
No time to go to a tailor? Hemming tape is a quick solution to ensure your pants are the proper length. Pick up sticks, $10. Bloomers. 924 King St., Alexandria. (571) 312-0852.