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Umbrella Upgrade: What We’re Loving This Monsoon

Jayati posted on 30 August

Mumbai might be battling the rains, but we don’t think fashion has to be dampened by the weather. To brighten up the gloomy skies, and add splashes of cool to an otherwise wet season, check out these stores that sell designer umbrellas that we loved.

Cheeky Chunk

We’re loving Cheeky Chunk’s umbrella line. Started in 2014, this line has quirky designs, especially for the Twitter-lovers.

What We Love
We have been accused of #using #hashtags #too #much, so we were suckers for their #Hashtag line, which included #Baarish, #Chaitime #RainDay prints.

Need To Know
They only ship in India, and have a standard delivery charge depending on the city.

Price: INR 495 upwards


Keh K Lo, inspired by the classic dialogue, ‘Keh ke lunga’ from Gangs of Wasseypur, is a start-up founded by NIT graduate, Ashish Aggarwal, a self-described ‘army brat’ living in Delhi.

What We Love
From lovers of art, rock junkies to Socha Na Tha {a Bollywood favourite}, Kehklo offers quirky umbrellas according to theme.

Need to Know
They have a standard delivery charge of INR 80 for shipping across India, and a charge of INR 30 for Delhi deliveries.

#LBBTip: Kehklo also do customised designs for the umbrellas, so we know where our Game of Thrones doodle umbrella is coming from.

Price: INR 699 upwards

The Elephant Company

With a great mix of traditional and contemporary, The Elephant Company sells a varied collection of umbrellas.

What We Love
We found Rangeen Hathi, flying elephants, and wanderlust-themed umbrellas to stand out from the same old black Charlie Chaplin umbrellas.

Need To Know
They also do accessories, and décor in similar prints, so if matching is your thing, go wild.

Price: INR 699 upwards

Invezo Impressions

Want to own a Barney’s ‘Suit Up’ doodle umbrella? We suggest Invezo Impressions. This Mumbai-based online store, founded in 2014 has a range of designer umbrellas for rain-lovers.

What We Love
Their store consists of football umbrellas {Heads up, Messi fans} and funny doodle umbrellas. Think ‘Ohh Shit It’s Raining’, and ‘Suit Up Bro’ umbrella, and get your hand on one their funky umbrellas.

Need To Know
They take around four to six working days to deliver. On orders below INR 1,000 there’s a standard delivery charge of INR 100.

Price: INR 550 upwards

Engrave, The Maker’s Market

Engrave, is your go-to store for buying crafted products, from furniture to art, and yes, umbrellas. They have a great collection of designer umbrellas, especially made by their in-house designers.

What We Love
Engrave has a special ‘The Umbrella Project’ selling stylish umbrella in different colours and prints. We found gorgeous Ikat, Madhubani and Pattachitra prints, which made us feel vaguely patriotic.

Need To Know
Though slightly heavy on the pocket, we recommend their bright traditional collection. They do deliveries for free across the major metro cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai.

Price: INR 1,199 upwards

The Bombay Store

The Bombay store usually gears up for the Mumbai monsoon with a new collection of artistic umbrellas. They have sturdy umbrellas available in many colours, and sizes.

What We Love
We loved their recent vibrant monsoon collection ‘Colours of Monsoon’. A big thumbs up for elephant print and the aztec print umbrellas from the collection.

Need To Know
They don’t do online deliveries, so we actually had to get out in the rain to pick these up.

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Western India House, Sir Phirozshah Mehta Road, Fort, Mumbai

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