Rain Rain Come Again: Bookmark These Brands For Quirky And Colourful Umbrellas

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    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.

    For Versatile Styles: Sun Umbrellas

    Sun Umbrellas

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    If you're looking for quality and sturdy umbrellas to survive Mumbai's monsoons, this 135-year-old brand has a lot on offer for you. From the plain black ones to floral ones and from a digital comics print ones to an emoticon themed one - they've clearly kept up with the change in trends and have evolved to please their consumers. Every umbrella comes with special features to make your journey in the messy rains easier including easy-to-open and easy-to-shut, UV protected fabric, precision moulded handles etc. We loved their bright yellow umbrella with cute monsoon-related illustrations doodled on it. 

    The starting price range of their umbrellas is INR 485. 

    For Sturdy Basics: Decathlon

    Decathlon

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    Our favourite and go-to brand to shop for sportswear - Decathlon - has minimalistic umbrellas for those who are fans of plain yet classy umbrellas.

    Starting from INR 799, they have a range of umbrellas in solid dark shades like black, dark blue, magenta etc. For those who are not yet over the camouflage trend - they have a huge, sturdy umbrella in the camouflage print as well. 

    For Grown-Ups & Kids: E-Series

    If you're looking for a cost-effective umbrella without compromising on quality, you might want to check out their collection. Starting at INR 500, they have tons of options in terms of prints and shades. Love polka dots? They have tons of umbrellas in cute pastel shades and polka dots. Looking to shop for your little ones? We're sure they'll love the superhero-themed and cartoon umbrellas which include Spiderman, Micky Mouse, Chota Bheem, Frozen and so much more. You can get these at just INR 300. 

    For Artsy Styles: India Circus

    India Circus

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    At India Circus, a home decor brand, umbrellas are pretty pieces of fashion accessories. Inspired by contemporary art, their collection of windproof and funky umbrella start at INR 1,000. Their stylish collection includes themes like the Mughal era, rose garden, assorted geometry, waves of chevron, bird land etc. While you can use these during monsoons, don't hesitate to open them on a sunny day as well! #Pretty 

    For Vintage Love: Nappa Dori

    Nappa Dori

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    Love vintage? Then, this luxurious and contemporary handbag brand has umbrellas you'll fall in love with. Starting at a whopping INR 3,800, their vintage umbrellas come with the finest quality fabric and material. With the umbrella, you also get a waterproof shoulder sling for easy handling. 


    For Florals & Frills: AmbarEla

    AmbarEla

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    If you are tired of boring umbrellas and want an accessory that isn't just functional but also pretty while battling the rains, look no further than AmbarEla. This Mumbai-based brand makes gorgeous handcrafted and durable umbrellas in interesting designs - think florals and frills. We're fans of their signature Iva and Fleur. 

    Price on request.

    For A Good Cause: Nethra Umbrellas

    An initiative of NADE (National Association of Disabled’s Enterprises), Nethra Umbrellas is an in-house brand that provides work opportunities to those living with disabilities. This initiative offers them gainful employment and a way to earn a living. They make 2-fold and 3-fold umbrellas. The income from sales goes towards their salaries.

    To Shop Local: Ebrahim Currim & Sons

    Started way back in 1860, this one is the city's oldest umbrella store. The brand makes a wide variety of umbrellas that are perfect for the Mumbai Monsoons. If you're looking to support a truly local business, shop from here. They sell under the brand Stag Umbrellas. You can find them on Instagram.