Face up to the heavy downpour in style

Jun 25, 2013, 02:21 IST | Dhara Vora

The first rainfall always reminds me of the monsoon shopping ritual followed every year before a new academic year would begin.

New raincoats or umbrellas, plastic footwear and if you had good results to brag over, a shiny new bag. School-bag buying days long gone, the glee of buying new umbrellas remain.

Spectacle print umbrella available on Inonit and Kerala-inspired umbrella by India Circus

I spotted several interesting options, like this spectacle print umbrella that compliments our taxis (Rs 799, shop.inonit.in).

India Circus also has a few zany, geometric prints but my favourite is this Kathakali-face umbrella (Rs 1,299, indiacircus.com), bang on the black-and-white colour combination trend.

Also worth a dekko are umbrellas by The Bombay Store (Rs625 onwards) with kitschy Indian prints. If you have extra dough, check out the transparent umbrella by Marc Cain (Rs 5,900) with a doodle print or the ones with Swarovski-encrusted handles at the Anemos store in Lower Parel.

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