Come Delhi monsoons, and the city becomes a flood site. While we’re all thankful for the dip in temperature, the rain can sometimes be quite the downer. While the sunshine’s thankfully hiding from us, we’re going crazy over these vibrant umbrellas and shoes, so life is just a little bit brighter.

Here are some brands to look out for when you’re in need of some rain gear.

India Circus

Image courtesy: IndiaCircus

Image courtesy: IndiaCircus

Bright and kitschy, India Circus’s umbrellas truly reflect Krsna Mehta’s design aesthetics. Choose from a collection of umbrellas donning quirky prints of cars, autos, owls, slippers, lampshades and cranes.

Where: Shop online here

Follow them on Facebook here.

Umbrella Heaven

This UK-based website has the largest collection of umbrellas we’ve seen; from special men’s umbrellas, women’s umbrellas, kids’ umbrellas, hand-free umbrellas, and the option to customise your own umbrella! They ship worldwide, but of course custom duty charges apply, so keep in mind the excess dough you may have to shell out.

Where: Shop online here

Follow them on Facebook here.

The Elephant Company

image courtesy: The Elephant Company

Image courtesy: The Elephant Company

From quirky flying elephant patterns, to colourful peacocks and trippy chakra designs, The Elephant Company woos with its jazzy hues, with some neons thrown in for good measure.

Where: Shop online here

Find them on Facebook here and Instagram here.

Accessorize

From solids to stripes and florals to cutesy hearts and candid prints, Accessorize does some seriously adorable {and girly} umbrellas. Expect a lot of pinks and pastels, and a healthy dose of black.

Where: Across all outlets

Follow them on Facebook here.

Crocs

Image courtesy: Crocs

Image courtesy: Crocs

No, we’re not talking only about the bulky shoes with large holes punched in them. Crocs does a whole range of flip flops and sandals in a sturdy closed-cell resin material, and they last you for years, come rain or shine.

Where: Click here for a complete list of stores

Follow them on Facebook  here and Instagram here.

Bata

Bata has been our go-to place for all things footwear for decades. Their range of plastic rain ballet flats and flip flops at super reasonable prices keep us coming back every monsoon.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here or shop online here

Follow them on Facebook here.

Havaianas

Image courtesy: Havaianas

Image courtesy: Havaianas

The comfort of a bathroom slipper, but chic enough to not bring your outfit down, take your pick from a wide range of neon and metallic Havaianas. They also have some funky designs including polka dots, florals and animal print.

Where: Shop No. EW 7B, Select Citywalk, Saket; Shop online here

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 46567017

Follow them on Facebook here.

Season Kart

If you really want to prepare yourself for some heavy showers, there are few better options than gum boots. Although these haven’t gained much popularity in the capital, you can get your hands on them online. Season Kart has a limited collection comprising neutral gum boots for both men and women, along with a few patterned ones for the adventurous.

Where: Shop online here

Follow them on Facebook here.

The Bombay Store

Image courtesy: Bombay Store

Image courtesy: Bombay Store

Bombay is rain central, and The Bombay Store doesn’t disappoint with its range of rain gear. With designs ranging from ethnic to quirky, to even some Aztecs, they have something for pretty much every taste.

Where: Shop online here.

Find them on Facebook page here and Instagram here.

Max Stores

If you’re missing wearing your Oxfords in the pouring rain, we suggest you drive down to Max right away. They’ve come up with the Oxford in plastic, and in fun colours like aqua, pink, neons and even metallic.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here

Find them on Facebook here and Instagram here.

Nappa Dori

Image courtesy: Nappa Dori

Image courtesy: Nappa Dori

Nappa Dori keeps it classy as ever, even with their umbrellas. Available in a few limited colours, they’ve used water resistant fabric in double toned colours {so you get a contrasting colour on the inside} and a wooden handle; they make for a great style statement in the rain. All their umbrellas also come with a waterproof tetron cover, with a hand sling for ease of use.

Where: For a complete list of stores, click here

Check out their website here and follow them on Facebook here.

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