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As of October 17th, it seems that Metro’s series 5000 trains–the old, least reliable ones–are finally off the tracks. You’re commute will probably still suck but at least you can ride with the comfort of knowing your train probably won’t catch on fire. We think that’s something to celebrate, so go ahead: treat yourself to something on this list.

Foggy Bottom Yoga Pants, $45

Let’s kick it off with something from Metro Center’s very own “M Shop.” I have to give it to WMATA, with this one, honestly: To start a Metro-themed store in the middle of a city that truly hates the Metro takes some guts. Still, we’d be lying if we said we wouldn’t wear the hell out of these Foggy Bottom yoga pants.

Jaybird Run Wireless Headphones, $139.99

These wireless headphones are the best of their kind. Their discrete, hassle-less, and sound great. Perfect for your commute.

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Electric Bike, starts at $3,295

Ditch the Metro forever! Ride a bike! We’ve all seen those dockless electric scooters that have cropped up all over the city, proving a to be popular transit alternative, but such services can be expensive, dangerous, and hard to find. Electric bikes, on the other hand, are perfect for a city like dc. Skip the apps and buy your own. It might be more expensive now, but it’ll be worth it in the long run.


Stuart and Lau Briefcase, starts at $295

Not only are these briefcases incredibly trendy, but they’re also incredibly travel friendly and well organized. You know you want to show off a fancy work bag on your commute, so what better way to carry your laptop?


A Better Metro

It’s the top of every D.C. commuter’s wish list. A mutual hate for the Metro bands us all together, but we would gladly give up that sense of unity for…well a transit system that functioned better, ran later, and cost less. The concept is like a faraway fantasy, but we can always keep dreaming.