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New Range of Hire Umbrellas for 2017


New Range of Hire Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore for 2017

New Hire Umbrella Brochure & Expanded Range


It has been a few months in the preparation, but we are very happy to announce today that our new and expanded Hire Umbrella brochure for weddings and events is now available online at Brolliesgalore!

Our customers have been asking for more choice, and we listened.

We have expanded the range and options available in our hire umbrellas category, so our customers now have a huge variety of umbrella hire packs from which to choose! All the options are now available to view in our online brochure.

Our Combination Hire Umbrella Packs feature our most popular umbrella hire packs in a range of different styles suitable for a range of events from weddings and garden parties to outdoor gatherings. Choose from our Elegance Hire Pack, featuring our popular Lisbeth and Lily umbrellas in three different colour choices - Ivory, White and Black. Or why not inject some colour with our Spectrum, Tea Party and Chocolate Box Umbrella Hire Packs. We also have the Harlequin Hire Pack, for those looking for a more monochromatic colour scheme, and finally our beautiful floral umbrellas feature in the Flower Power Umbrella Hire Pack. All of these packs come with a delightful umbrella pot, allowing you to provide the umbrellas to your guests in style.

Secondly we have our Pick'n'Mix Umbrella Hire Packs, this expanded range of hire packs feature a smaller quantity of umbrellas per pack, allowing you to mix and match different styles of umbrellas in order to create your own bespoke pack according to your needs. Choose from a wide range of Pick'n'Mix packs which include, our popular Chauffeur Golf Umbrellas, Wedding Walkers, Lily Pagodas, Lisbeth Flounce, Romantica and Battenberg Lace Parasols, not to mention our colourful Rainbow Walker Umbrellas and our ultra-trendy White Bircage Umbrellas for that ultimate retro look.

If you'd like to add a bit of colour to the event, why not mix-and-match your hire umbrellas with our Plain Colour Packs too? These come in packs of 6 umbrellas, and with a huge range of colour options to chose from you will be able to colour coordinate the packs to suit the needs of your event!

Finally, if you need one or two extra umbrellas, be sure to take advantage of the ability to order Extra Single Hire Umbrellas so that you have the exact number of umbrellas you require.

We hope that this expanded range of Hire Umbrellas for 2017 will not only provide you with a wider range of hire packs from which to choose, but also provide a little inspiration for the theme of your event too!
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Created On  4 May 2017 12:40  -  Permalink
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New Lulu Guinness Umbrellas for Summer 2017


We have added some beautiful new umbrellas to our Lulu Guinness designer range this week at Brolliesgalore. For those who are not familiar with her

Founded in 1989, the Lulu Guinness brand became well known for its unique handbags and beautifully styled lines of accessories. Lulu Guinness's unique creations are sold widely in both department and specialty stores throughout the world, including Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum and Mason in the UK, Brown Thomas in Ireland and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong.

As part of the wide range of accessories, Lulu Guinness has become popular for her stylised umbrella design that typically embraces a palette of black, white, red, with occasional flourishes of pinks and blues. Her walking length umbrellas and birdcage domed umbrellas prove extremely popular with those who have a unique fashion style, and her umbrellas ave received much acclaim for their on-trend patterns and witty design.

For Summer 2017 the collection has been updated with a gorgeous range of fresh designs, and we at Brolliesgalore think these will be very popular with our customers this season. We outline a selection of these below, but to see our full range, why not visit our Lulu Guinness page in our Designer & Brand Umbrellas category today?

New Season's Lulu Guinness Umbrella Designs

Lulu Guinness Birdcage - Lovebirds - PVC Dome Umbrella

Featuring a beautiful pair of Lovebirds in a Birdcage, this domed transparent umbrella to cover head and shoulders by Lulu Guinness and manufactured by Fulton Umbrellas. Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing. Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking. Manual frame, 8 ribs. Features a new improved fibreglass frame for added strength and durability. Shiny silver crook handle.
  • Manual opening, fibreglass frame, 8 ribs
  • Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing
  • Shiny silver crook handle
  • Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of vision when walking
  • Length including handle 94cm
  • Span when open approx 89cm
  • Weight 500g

Lulu Guinness Superslim Umbrella - Lipstick Handle

With a glossy red lipstick handle, this Superslim umbrella by Lulu Guinnes opens to a full size canopy when fully extended, and features a vivid design of scattered lips on a red canopy. Exceptionally slim, lightweight umbrella, only 5cm wide but opens to standard size umbrella. Special rustproof, reinforced frame designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions.
  • Manual opening, 3 stage aluminium/fibreglass frame, 6 ribs
  • Special rustproof, reinforced frame designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions
  • Handle in the shape of a lipstick
  • High performance polyester pongee cover
  • Length including handle 24cm
  • Span when open approx 86cm
  • Weight 190g

Lulu Guinness Umbrella Kensington - Heart Hands

This striking black and red Lulu Guinness Heart Hands umbrella features a gorgeous red glossy crook handle and tips. Lightweight fibreglass frame with a stylish design makes this umbrella an ideal gift for fashion lovers. Features a stylish heart hands motif on one panel. Lulu Guinness is one of the world's most covetable and distinctive brands Lulu Guinness has teamed with Fulton to design a glamorous and stylish umbrella range. The iconic prints and designs used are uniquely Lulu Guinness. Together with Fulton's high quality craftsmanship, this makes the ultimate partnership in fashion!
  • Manual opening, lightweight fibreglass frame with wooden shaft
  • Gloss black handle and tips.
  • Lulu Guinness pop stud fastener on tie band
  • Length including handle 90cm
  • Span when open approx 95cm
  • Weight 425g
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New Compact Fulton Soho Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore


As we begin to look forward to our summer travels, not to mention the inevitable May showers, many of us will be thinking of what we need to pack in our suitcases. One very handy item to always carry with you is an umbrella, but many folding umbrellas can be a bit too large. Well, we have a brand new folding umbrella available from British umbrella manufacturers Fulton that we think will suit your needs perfectly!

Available in 6 different colours, the Soho umbrella is a very compact folding umbrella that folds down to a compact 18cm size, yet when fully extended provides a generous full-size 94cm canopy. Made from top quality materials, this umbrella boasts a super-lightweight high performance polyester fabric, that will shelter you from both the rain and sun. What's more, this umbrella only weighs in at 210g, so will take up very little of your hand-luggage allowance.

So whether you need an umbrella for your far-flung summer travels this year, or perhaps you are travelling closer to home and just need a brolly that will fit snugly in your bag or glove-compartment, why not try the new Soho Umbrella from Fulton!

New Fulton Soho Umbrella



Lightweight manual folding umbrella in Wine, Neon Pink, Navy, Black, Lilac and Lime by Fulton Umbrellas. This is an extremely compact umbrella which opens to full size when extended. Features a high performance polyester canopy with a special aluminium frame and double fibreglass inserts that is designed to withstand wind in normal weather conditions.
  • Extremely compact umbrella yet still opens to full size
  • Improved runner for ease of use with lightweight aluminium frame
  • Super-lightweight high performance polyester fabric
  • Dual Fibreglass inserts for extra strength
  • 5 stage frame: 6 ribs - rib length 51cm
  • Length when closed (including handle) 18cm
  • Span when open approx 94cm
  • Weight 210g
Created On  21 Apr 2017 14:14  -  Permalink
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Spring Floral Umbrellas - Ideal Brollies for Easter


The weather has certainly improved over the past month, and last weekend saw some spectacularly warm days. However this is also the season of Spring Showers and with the Easter weekend upon us, we certainly don't want to be caught out in the rain when we're enjoying the bank holiday weekend. So in our blog this week we thought we would look at a range of umbrellas that would be ideal for spring.

The Cachemir range of umbrellas is available in three different models. We have the slinger, which is a pencil umbrella that features a carry sling that can be thrown over the shoulder when not in use. We also have the walking length 16 rib umbrella, featuring a wider diameter canopy that provides optimal shelter in the rain, while also being very robust due to the added strength of the extra ribs. Finally we have the beautiful folding umbrella model which comes with its own carry purse.

These umbrellas are available in three different colours - blue, green and pink and each features a beautiful floral pattern that will look wonderful for Spring!

Rather than giving friends and family Easter eggs and flowers this year, why not give the gift of a beautiful Cachemir brolly from Brolliesgalore? An umbrella would make a wonderful gift for someone at Easter time. It's certainly a gift that will last all-year-round, and will be practical as well as pretty!


Floral Trim Slinger Umbrella by Cachemir - Blue

Stylish blue pencil slinger umbrella with a beautiful floral-trimmed. These umbrellas come with a sling sleeve that can be slung over the shoulder to carry the umbrella when not in use. Automatic opening mechanism. The bold coloured canopy has a delightful floral trim, giving this a simple yet stunning look. Black ribbed handle for extra grip.

  • Automatic Opening Slinger Umbrella
  • Comes with carry sleeve for added portability
  • Black ribbed handle
  • Length including handle 80cm
  • Span when open approx 98cm
  • Weight 450g
  • Also available in Green and Pink


16 Rib Floral Walking Length Umbrella by Cachemir - Green

Stylish green walking length umbrella with 16 fibreglass ribs for extra strength. Strong floral-border coloured canopy in Green. These umbrellas are well made and feature an automatic opening mechanism. The 16 panel bold coloured canopy has a delightful floral border, giving this a simple yet stunning look. Clear perspex handle.

  • Automatic opening walking length umbrella
  • 16 ribs for extra strength
  • Perspex handle
  • Length including handle 88.5cm
  • Span when open approx 103cm
  • Weight 490g
  • Also available in Blue and Pink


Mini Floral Folding Umbrella with Case by Cachemir - Pink

Compact and stylish, this pink mini folding umbrella by Cachemir has a delightful floral design. These umbrellas feature a 7 panel floral canopy, and have a manual opening mechanism. For storage and portability the umbrella comes with an elegant storage wallet, allowing it to fit neatly in a handbag or drawer when not in use.

  • Manual opening folding umbrella
  • 7 panel floral patterned canopy
  • Storage wallet
  • Folded length including handle 18cm
  • Span when open approx 89cm
  • Weight 260g
  • Also available in Blue and Green



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New William Morris 'Pure' range of Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore



At Brolliesgalore we have some delightful new William Morris umbrellas from Morris & Co available to purchase on our website. The Pure Range is very much in keeping with Morris' values of craftsmanship and expertly executed patterns. It recognises that as an interior designer, he created rooms with honesty and simplicity. Harnessing this spirit the collection presents his iconic designs in a pared back, neutral palette, whilst maintaining the intricacies and integrity of the originals.

Designed by Morris & Co, and manufactured by British umbrella-makers, Fulton, the new Pure range is available in three different designs over three separate frames. Starting from left to right above, we have the Morris & Co Tiny Folding Umbrella in Strawberry Thief Pure pattern. Second we have the beautiful Morris & Co Tiny Acorn Pure Umbrella for those that like a lighter design. And finally, for those of you looking for an understated yet exquisite design, we have the Morris & Co Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella in Lodden Pure design.

The three new designs that comprise the Pure Range of Morris & Co umbrellas will compliment our wider range of Morris & Co umbrellas wonderfully. So why not visit our Morris & Co Umbrella page today to see our full range. If you like these, be sure to also follow the link to our full Fulton Umbrellas range too.

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Created On  16 Feb 2017 14:48  -  Permalink
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How Are Chinese Paper Parasols Made?


Over at our sister site (The Stick & Cane Shop) we uploaded a rather interesting video on how crook-handled walking sticks are made, so we thought we should seek out a similar video relevant to umbrellas for our blog post this week at Brolliesgalore.

We found this superb video from Discovery Channel's programme 'How It's Made' which looks at the process involved in creating the ever popular Chinese Bamboo & Paper Parasols. From the assembly of the wooden frame to the lamination of the layers of paper used in its canopy, each paper parasol is indeed a work of handcrafted art!

So if you have a spare 5 minutes and if you have ever wondered how these lovely parasols are traditionally made, why not check out the video below!


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