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To buy an umbrella is to accept the inevitable: it’s gonna rain.

If you, like me, recently got caught in an unexpected downpour and had to buy an overpriced tourist umbrella, consequentially undermining your whole outfit with a ramshackle brolly that turned inside out as soon as you stepped outside – you’ll know the struggle.

To remedy this, it’s worth investing in an umbrella you’re proud of – something to pop up with pride as you embrace meteorological uncertainty.

There are a few things to consider before purchasing an appropriate rain shield, though. Firstly there’s the handle; are you looking for something more traditional, like the natural bamboo grip from London Undercover below? Or something a bit more intimidating, such as the collapsible tartan umbrella with a carved black skull on the handle, which is pure Alexander McQueen. Our selection also includes a graphic raindrop umbrella from UK streetwear label Jehu-Cal, a sleek semi-transparent option from The Conveni, and a monogram print from Burberry.

Check out our favorite umbrellas this season in the list below.

Raindrop Graphics & Rubber Handles

Rain Deflector


Buy at Jehu-Cal

Lightweight & Collapsible

Ultra-Light Umbrella

Snow Peak

Buy at Snow Peak

Burberry Monogram

Trafalgar Monogram-Print Umbrella


Buy at Matchesfashion

Skull Handle & Tartan Print

Tartan Skull Umbrella

Alexander McQueen

Buy at ssense

Bamboo Grip & Bright Colors

Whangee-Handle Telescopic Umbrella

London Undercover

Buy at Matchesfashion

Swedish-designed Simplicity

Borgholm Folding Umbrella


Buy at ssense


Clear Umbrella Black

The Conveni

Buy at haven

Blue Skies at the MoMA

Sky Lite Umbrella


Buy at MoMA Design Store

French Bulldog Chic

French Bulldog Umbrella


Buy at Luisaviaroma

Smooth Gradients

Gradient Umbrella

Daniel Arsham x Snarkitecture

Buy at Selfridges & Co.