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The Christmas 2019 Pasotti Luxury Umbrella Collection


The Pasotti Collection

The gorgeous new Pasotti Collection has arrived at Brolliesgalore, just in time for Christmas, expanding our range of these delightful handmade Italian designer umbrellas.

Pasotti Umbrellas are the height of luxury, and make the perfect gift for those who deserve something extra-special. Founded in the mid-1950s by Ernesta Pasotti, the design team is now overseen by her daughter Eva Giacomini and Eva's husband Mauro Begotti. Over the past 60 years they have produced a stunning array of different styles of umbrellas, each a masterpiece in its own right. We are delighted to have a selection of umbrellas from Pasotti's new collection for Autumn/Winter 2019/20 that we know our customers will simply adore.

The Red Dahlia


The Red Dahlia is available in both double canopy and single canopy versions, the Red Dahlia Umbrella by Pasotti, features a gorgeous floral burst of vivid red over the entire canopy. Set against a golden beige background, the striking red colour is even more apparent. Combined with a quality frame and high-quality fabric, both of these umbrellas expand our already large range of floral Pasotti umbrellas available at Brolliesgalore.

Flamingo & Pink Dahlia


If you are looking for an umbrella that is not only stunning, but also full of character, look no further than the Floral Double Canopy Umbrella with Enamelled Flamingo Head handle. This sumptuous designer umbrella by Pasotti features a double canopy construction, with a black satin exterior canopy and an inner canopy that blooms with the pink hues of a Pink Dahlia flower. Add to this the charming handpainted enamelled Flamingo Head handle, this umbrella is the perfect choice for those who love quality that is also distinctive.

Why not take the time to browse the full range of Pasotti Luxury Designer Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore.

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Fresh Designs from Blunt Umbrellas - The Perfect Gift Idea


The weather in the UK these past couple of weeks has been atrocious, November is certainly shaping up to be a month of weather that most people wish would disappear.

With these unpredictable showers, we can expect to see some very windy days too as we progress from Autumn into Winter, so we recommend choosing an umbrella that works well in both rain and wind. For these occasions, one umbrella in particular stands out. The Blunt Umbrella.

The Blunt Umbrella range at Brolliesgalore

The Blunt Umbrella has been one of our most popular umbrellas since we started stocking the brand. It is understandable too, as these umbrellas have been wind-tunnel tested to cope with extreme winds up to Force 12 (>117 km/h)! This makes the Blunt a reliable choice, that you know will cope with whatever the British weather throws at it.

We have just taken stock of some fabulous new designs from Blunt, which we outline below:

The Blunt XS_Metro Range - New Colours for 2019/20

New Blunt XS Metro Colours - Chilli Pepper & Guacamole

Introducing Chilli Pepper Red and Guacamole Green - the two stylish new colours that Blunt have released as part of the folding Blunt XS_Metro range. These superb unisex windproof umbrellas are now available to buy at Brolliesgalore!

The Blunt XS Metro Folding Umbrella features a 2 stage folding mechanism with the strength of Blunt RTS, Blunt's revolutionary Radial Tensioning System (RTS). RTS creates an unflappable, aerodynamic weather canopy. It has been proven in winds up to Force 12 (>117 km/h) - way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. And its uniquely hard-wearing design means it will be a pleasure to use, year after year.

  • By Blunt Umbrellas
  • Auto open
  • 6 ribs
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 36cm
  • Span when open approx 95cm
  • Weight 373g

Blunt Classic Range - New Colours for 2019/20



The Blunt Classic, as the name suggests, is the original Blunt - the walking length windproof umbrella that started it all! We have added two new sophisticated colours to our Blunt Classic lineup for the beginning of 2020 - the Navy Blunt Classic (top) and Charcoal Blunt Classic (bottom) - which we are sure are going to be a hit with people looking for gifts this Christmas time!

Revolutionary extra-strong windproof navy blue or charcoal coloured umbrella with Radial Tensioning System. 6 Double struts with telescopic floating ribs. This redirects, transfers and distributes tension right to the edge, where it is needed most, creating an unflappable, aerodynamic windproof canopy proven on winds up to force 12 (117km/h)! Way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. Very generous canopy.
  • By Blunt Umbrellas
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 84cm
  • Span when open approx 120cm
  • Weight 640g
 
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The Fulton Autumn/Winter Umbrella Collection 2018


The new Autumn/Winter 2018 Collections are now coming thick and fast at Brolliesgalore, so today we thought we would look at some of the new umbrellas available from Fulton.

Fulton Umbrellas are a well-known British fashion brand, based in London. They manufacture their own umbrella designs as well as making umbrellas for designers such as Cath Kidston, Lulu Guinness, Morris & Co and Orla Kiely, many of which we will look at more closely in future posts. Fulton are an established UK brand, founded in 1956 by engineer and inventor Arnold Fulton in a small factory in London, Fulton Umbrellas has grown to become the largest supplier of umbrellas and rainwear accessories in the UK today. The company also takes great pride in holding a Royal Warrant to Her Majesty The Queen, and previously Her Majesty The Queen Mother. In addition to this, our umbrellas are regularly used by the TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

The Fulton Autumn Winter range is sure to be a hit this season with some lovely new umbrella designs available in a range of colours. We have chosen a few of these designs to look at in our blog post today, but be sure to check out the full range on our Fulton Umbrellas page at Brolliesgalore!



Autumn/Winter 2018 Range of Umbrellas from Fulton


Fulton Birdcage Clear Dome Umbrella - Black Rose

The Fulton Birdcage Clear Dome Umbrella in Black Rose design is new for Autumn/Winter 2018. This is a domed PVC see through umbrella to cover head and shoulders by Fulton Umbrellas, with Black Rose pattern featuring black line drawings of roses over a clear canopy, with a black border to the canopy. Black shaft & frame with a black lacquered crook handle and ferrule. Patented extended runner for ease of opening and closing. Deep transparent PVC cover for ease of 

Manual frame, 8 ribsvision when walking. As used by the Queen!
  • New improved fibreglass frame and ribs for added strength and durability
  • As used by the Queen
  • Length including handle 94cm
  • Span when open approx 89cm
  • Weight 500g

Fulton Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella - Lynx

The Fulton Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella in Lynx design is another new design from Fulton for this Autumn/Winter season. The Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella by Fulton features a plain black outer canopy, and an inner canopy with a stylish Lynx animal print. With an automatic opening mechanism, this umbrella also features a lightweight high performance black steel frame and matching black glossy crook handle. A beautiful quality double canopy umbrella at an excellent price!
  • Automatic opening, lightweight high performance steel frame
  • Black shaft & frame
  • Gloss black handle
  • Length including handle 84cm
  • Span when open approx 92cm
  • Weight 490g

Fulton Minilite Folding Umbrella - Sketched Bouquet

Floral patterns are very much in vogue this season. This gorgeous trend is reflected in the Sketched Bouquet Minilite Umbrella by Fulton. This is a compact, lightweight manual folding umbrella featuring a dark background with beautiful floral design in pinks, blues & greens on a high-performance polyester canopy. With a special aluminium and fibreglass frame construction, cleverly designed to withstand inversion in normal wind conditions this umbrella can revert easily to its normal shape by simply closing and then opening the umbrella. Wooden handle.
  • Manual lightweight aluminium and fibreglass frame, 8 ribs
  • Rustproof frame, reinforced for extra strength
  • High performance polyester fabric
  • Extra large cover when open
  • Length including handle 25cm
  • Span when open approx 96cm
  • Weight 240g

Fulton Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella - Midnight Bloom

Our floral trend continues with this beautiful brolly. Another new Bloomsbury Double Canopy Umbrella by Fulton stars in the Autumn/Winter range for 2018. The Midnight Bloom Fulton Bloomsbury Umbrella features gorgeous floral inner canopy on a midnight navy background, and a plain black outer canopy. As with all Bloomsbury umbrellas, this has an automatic opening mechanism, a lightweight high performance black steel frame and matching black glossy crook handle.
  • Automatic opening, lightweight high performance steel frame
  • Black shaft & frame
  • Gloss black handle
  • Length including handle 84cm
  • Span when open approx 92cm
  • Weight 490g
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Ideal Umbrella Gifts for Father's Day on 17th of June


It's Father's Day again on the 17th of June and for many of us it can be notoriously difficult to figure out what to buy our dads this time of year. With the weather in the UK being so unpredictable, why not give them a gift that can be used all year round?

At Brolliesgalore we have a wide range of umbrellas to suit all tastes and needs.  Whether your Dad needs an umbrella for the daily commute to work, for use on the golf course at weekends, or perhaps he simply needs a more stylish designer umbrella for special occasions, we are sure to have the ideal umbrella for you this Father's Day.

The choice of umbrellas in this blog post covers a wide range of styles to suit every budget. However, if none of these meet your gift-buying needs, you can see our full catalogue of umbrellas via the menu bar at the top of this page.

We hope these suggestions help you in choosing your Father's Day gift, but if you do have any further questions, please let us know at the bottom of this page, or you can always contact us directly.

Luxury Gents Umbrella with Chrome Greyhound Handle by Pasotti

This Luxury Gents Umbrella with Chrome Greyhound Handle is an elegant gentlemen's black umbrella, made by Italian designers Pasotti, would make a wonderful Father's Day gift for Dads who enjoy a day at the greyhound track. This exquisite designer umbrella has a canopy made from the finest Italian polyester. Also features a silver coloured automatic opening metal frame, and is topped by a beautifully made greyhound headed

chrome handle. Features tie band with popper fastener.
  • Automatic opening, silver coloured metal frame
  • Italian leather crook handle
  • Popper fastener
  • Made in Italy
  • Length including handle 96cm
  • Span when open approx 100cm
  • Weight 642g

Senz Original Walking Length Windproof Umbrella - Secret Fantasy

The Senz° Original Walking Length Windproof Umbrella in Secret Fantasy design is a robust windproof umbrella ideal for those Dads into outdoor pursuits. Black outer canopy and grey and black Secret Fantasy design on the underside. The first and number one storm umbrella: the Senz° original is comfortable, stylish and designed so that it will never go inside out, even in a storm! The unique aerodyamic shape ensures you’ll never have to struggle with your umbrella again. The Senz° Original aerofoil shape allows this umbrella to float on the wind, making it very easy to hold with just one hand. Designed and tested to withstand a serious storm, with winds up to 80 km/h. The senz° original will not let you down in bad weather. What's more, thanks to a protective layer in the canopy, the Senz° Original offers UV protection of 50+ SPF. Ideal for sun, wind and rain! Comes complete with a luxury carry sleeve for ease of portability when not in use.
  • By Senz Umbrellas
  • Pull to open mechanism
  • Soft-touch sponge handle
  • Luxury carry sleeve with strap to carry over your shoulders when not in use
  • Unique eyesaver safety tips at the end of each rib
  • Streamlined aerofoil profile makes walking in windy conditions easier
  • Windproof tested up to 80 km/h
  • High quality canopy offers UV protection of 50+ SPF
  • Length including handle 79cm
  • Span when open approx 90 x 87cm
  • Weight 440g
Blunt XL Golf Umbrella - Red

If you are looking for a Father's Day gift with the height of windproof technology, look no further than the Blunt XL Golf Umbrella, here in Red. The Blunt XL is a revolutionary extra-strong, extra-large red windproof umbrella with Radial Tensioning System. 6 Double struts with telescopic floating ribs. This redirects, transfers and distributes tension right to the edge, where it is needed most. Creating a substantial unflappable, aerodynamic windproof canopy which provides effective shelter even in stormy conditions way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. Generous golf sized canopy.
  • By Blunt Umbrellas
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 94cm
  • Span when open approx 137cm
  • Weight 875g

Fulton Open & Close 11 - Automatic Folding Umbrella Black

If the walking length and golf umbrellas are a bit too long for your gift-buying needs this Father's Day, then why not consider a compact automatic open & close folding umbrella that can fit easily into a briefcase or bag. The Black Fulton Open & Close Folding Umbrella by British manufacturers Fulton features a luxurious woven fabric and boasts an automatic open and close mechanism at the simple touch of a button. The umbrella has an extra large cover and comfortable wooden crook handle.
  • Automatic opening & closing at the touch of a button
  • Comfortable wooden crook handle
  • Extra large cover
  • Luxurious woven fabric
  • Length including handle 33cm
  • Span when open approx 96cm
  • Weight 473g

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The Blunt Umbrella - A Robust and Hard-Working Umbrella


This time of year the weather can be changeable to say the least, and as we look forward to those lovely summer days we have the spring showers to get out of the way first. An umbrella is (sadly) still a necessity at this time of year in the UK.

However with those showers we can expect to see some gusty windy days too, so we would recommend choosing a brolly that works well in both rain and wind. In these situations, one umbrella in particular stands out. The Blunt Umbrella.


Exceedingly popular with our customers, the Blunt Umbrella is the ultimate windproof umbrella that has been wind-tunnel tested to cope with the most extreme wind gusts. Its top performance windproof nature, coupled with its quality canopy, makes this a great choice to deal with whatever the weather throws at us.

At Brolliesgalore we have the Blunt Umbrella available in three main sizes: The Blunt Classic, the Blunt XL Golf Umbrella and the Blunt XS Metro folding umbrella.

Where it all began - The Blunt Classic Umbrella



Revolutionary extra-strong windproof Blunt Classic umbrella in Red with Radial Tensioning System. 6 Double struts with telescopic floating ribs. This redirects, transfers and distributes tension right to the edge, where it is needed most. Creating an unflappable, aerodynamic windproof canopy proven on winds up to force 12 (117km/h)! Way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. Very generous canopy.
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 84cm
  • Span when open approx 120cm
  • Weight 640g

When size matters - The Blunt XL Golf Umbrella


The Blunt XL, here in Blue, is a revolutionary extra-strong, extra-large aqua blue windproof umbrella with Radial Tensioning System. 6 Double struts with telescopic floating ribs. This redirects, transfers and distributes tension right to the edge, where it is needed most. Creating a substantial unflappable, aerodynamic windproof canopy which provides effective shelter even in stormy conditions way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. Generous golf sized canopy.
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 94cm
  • Span when open approx 137cm
  • Weight 875g

Compact for the commuter - The Blunt XS Metro



The Blunt XS Metro Folding Umbrella in Yellow features a 2 stage folding mechanism with the strength of Blunt RTS, BluntÒs revolutionary Radial Tensioning System. RTS creates an unflappable, aerodynamic weather canopy. It has been proven in winds up to Force 12 (>117 km/h) - way beyond the capability of any conventional umbrella. And its uniquely hard-wearing design means it will be a pleasure to use, year after year.
  • By Blunt Umbrellas
  • Auto open mechanism
  • 6 ribs
  • Easy-to-grip rubberised handle
  • Stylish tube for extra protection and storage
  • Length including handle 36cm
  • Span when open approx 95cm
  • Weight 373g
Visit our full range of Blunt Umbrellas at Brolliesgalore today.
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Bugzz PVC Dome Umbrellas for Kids Back in Stock


The fabulous Bugzz PVC Dome Umbrellas for Kids are now back in stock at Brolliesgalore. Three of the most popular designs in this range had been out of stock for a while, but we now have the Ladybirds and Brollies, the Butterflies & Daisies and the Ponies & Hearts Bugzz Domed umbrellas available once more!

Bugzz PVC Domed Kids Umbrellas Back in Stock at Brolliesgalore


A thank you...


On the subject of the Bugzz Domed umbrellas we definitely need to send out a huge (and belated) thank you to Carol - a blogger, photographer and author of a fantastic family-oriented creative lifestyle blog at www.muffandteacake.co.uk She very kindly gave us permission to use a photograph during our website redesign earlier in the year for the Bugzz Category at Brolliesgalore!

Copyright 2017 Oakhouse Photography

© 2017 Oakhouse Photography.
All Rights Reserved www.oakhousephotography.co.uk


Out of all the lifestyle images that we had looked for, the one of her son splashing about with his Bugzz Frog umbrella just fitted our needs perfectly, and I'm sure you will agree that it is not only a lovely image, but incredibly cute too! We are very grateful to her husband Tony at Oakhouse Photography for allowing us to use the photograph as well. Why not check out more of their work here: www.oakhousephotography.co.uk

So if you are looking for that last-minute gift idea or stocking filler for the little ones, you still have time to order for delivery before Christmas. Our last posting dates can be found on the front page of our website. But to recap, the last posting date for Standard delivery is tomorrow 20th December, and for Express Delivery it is Thursday 21st December.



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