Retail Boutique: Umbrellas

With April showers approaching, everyone needs a good umbrella. This season, help your clients stay dry … without sacrificing style. These trendy umbrella brands merge functionality with fashion, and offer customized products for promotional purposes too.

U.K. brand Umbrella Heaven recently introduced its collection of fashion umbrellas and parasols, featuring trendy graphics and innovative shapes — such as the Heart, Flower, and Pagoda Witch Hat umbrellas.  The company’s new products have an improved automatic opening — a single button that both opens and closes the umbrella. Umbrella Heaven also offers a large collection of wedding, golf, bubble, and children’s umbrellas.


Itty Bitty Brellas are miniature and convenient. Perfect for protecting your client’s hair and makeup, they also are small enough to store inside purses, briefcases, or backpacks for those unanticipated rainy days. They come in a wide range of colors — including pink, blue, red, and polka dots — and are suitable for women, men, and children.  The petite product is also an excellent promotional tool as it can be custom ordered to feature any company logo.

Marimekko blends new seasonal designs with coveted classics that have made an indelible mark on the fashion world over the years. Perhaps the most well-known of these is the 1964 poppy print “Unikko,” featured on automatic, compact umbrellas that feature lightweight framework and a glossy, wooden handle.

Leighton Umbrellas offers an extensive selection of fashion prints. Available are classic stick umbrellas with a modern twist, such as a slim black umbrella lined in sophisticated lacey trim. Leighton also offers a collection of transparent bubble umbrellas featuring fun colors, like hot pink. In addition, Leighton sells compact folding umbrellas in jaunty prints that come with matching handbags.

Totes offers signature Automatic Open & Close ’Brellas, which come in stylish, feminine patterns featuring flowers and butterflies. Their sleek design makes them easy to transport, and they come in matching fabric cases. Also available is the Manual Umbrella, which features an elegant bamboo-like handle.


Your client will get a kick out of Cheeky Umbrellas. The newest line of ladies’ umbrellas includes themes like poppies, bubbles, and bumble bees. They feature a lightweight yet wind-resistant frame, quick-drying fabric, a slip-resistant hook handle, an automatic opening, and limited lifetime warranty.


Located on the Oregon coast, Let-It-Rain carries a variety of stick and compact umbrellas, ranging from traditional solid colors to fun, stylish, and unique patterns. Special orders are welcome.

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