Under my umbrella

Jun 19, 2012, 10:27 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Romance the monsoon with stylish designer umbrellas available across the city

Apart from protecting you come rain or sunshine, an umbrella also makes a great style statement. The city offers a range of umbrellas in myriad hues ranging from classic black and white to vibrant pastel colours. You can buy the best umbrellas in MG Road, FC Road as well as Laxmi Road which are affordable as well as stylish.

Entrepreneur Neeta Joshi, says, “I love to buy at least two umbrellas every year — the large ones to carry when I am heading out of town or for a walk and the smaller one to keep in my purse for daily use.”

The new range of umbrellas include designs such as I Love India, The Rajasthani Couple, The Bengali Girl, Kerala’s Kathakali mask as well as designs such as famous monuments and bicycles. Evergreen designs that include flowers and checks are also in demand.

“Plain umbrellas are bought mostly by office-going folk while the funky ones by college students,” said Chandan Jadhav, vendor at MG Road. Jadhav added that kids’ umbrellas have images of Barbie or other animated characters, and are in demand If you like quirky designs, head to The Bombay Store, which offers umbrellas with newspapers printed on them.

MG Road is the ideal spot for children’s umbrellas with dolls and other animated characters on it. On FC Road, you will find funky and colourful umbrellas that college goers use. The attractive and stylish umbrellas are available at all outlets at a price range of Rs 200 to Rs 825.

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