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.

Tied Up

New York is gearing up for its first ever men’s fashion week. Celebrate and get a head start on the comeback of the camo trend with this skinny tie.

Camouflage tie, $46. American Holiday. 1319 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 684-2790.

Crazy in Love

Aziz Ansari’s new book is making waves due to solid research. It’s worth buying in hardback so you don’t miss out on informative graphs and charts.

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, $28.95. Bridge Street Books. 2814 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. (202) 965-5200.

In My Clutches

This purse can be taken out on the town or placed inside another handbag. It also gets cool points for being handmade in the U.S.

All In One clutch by GiGi New York, $130. M29. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
(202) 295-2829.


Thomas Sweet makes all of their delectable fudge in-house.

1/2 lb. peanut butter chocolate fudge, $7.49. Thomas Sweet. 3214 P St. NW. (202) 337-0616.

On the Toes Again

What’s better than Louboutins? Consigned Louboutins that are (more) affordable.

Peep-toe heels by Christian Louboutin, $265.95. Ella-Rue. 3231 P St. NW. (202)