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A look back at a brolly-filled 2014

We hope you have all had a wonderful festive season and we wish you a happy new year from all the team at Brolliesgalore. As of Monday 5th January we will be back to our standard opening hours and it will be business as usual. Some of us were in earlier in the week to ensure those orders placed over the Christmas week were despatched and received as quickly as possible, but it has been a lovely holiday and we are all refreshed and raring to go for a fabulous brolly-filled 2015!

If you are looking to grab yourself a new year bargain, our fabulous sale is now on with up to 50% off selected lines. So be sure to check out the wide range of styles available today. Many of these items are low in stock, so once they are gone, they are truly gone! Make sure you get in early to be sure you are not disappointed!

A look back at some favourite umbrellas from 2014

The past year saw some wonderful new umbrellas available at Brolliesgalore and I thought I would select a few of these and highlight them in our blog this week. Afterall, retrospectives are all the rage at this time of year, and you can't move without seeing a TV programme or website looking back over the previous year and breaking down events. So I thought we would do it for some of my favourite brollies :)

Incognito-4 Manual Folding Umbrella Scotty Dogs

My first choice would be this charming and inexpensive umbrella. Indeed, there were many days in November and December where we were selling quite a few of these each day! They were selling like hot-cakes! And I can see why. At only £6.99 you are getting a lovely and charming umbrella for a great price. Furthermore, these make a fabulous gift. The Scotty Dog umbrella is a compact mini folding umbrella with adorable Scotty Dogs design. 4 stage frame with 6 ribs.
  • Manual opening, lightweight 4 stage frame, 6 ribs
  • Adorable Scotty Dogs design
  • Length including handle 23cm
  • Span when open approx 91cm
  • Weight 240g

Blunt XS Metro Folding Umbrella - Orange

I couldn't write a review of 2014 without including this one. I know I am biased because I bought myself this exact model and colour. It is a wonderful umbrella, boasting the benefits of Blunt's windproof technology while being compact and folding. This definitely withstood many windy days over Christmas and New Year and still protected me from the rain beautifully!

This Orange 2 stage collapsible BLUNT XS Metro umbrella with the strength of Blunt RTS, Bluntís 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
  • 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

Cat Folding Umbrella by Rainbow of Milan - Red

In addition to the Scotty Dog umbrella, I would say that the Cat Handled Ladies Folding Umbrella from Rainbow of Milan was equally as popular with our customers! These continue to be fantastic sellers with our customers. With the charming cat's head handle and bright vivid colours available, the Rainbow of Milan umbrellas are truly a delight to use and are of excellent quality.

Charming manual folding umbrella in stunning red is finished with high quality Italian made cat's head handle, with metallic silver feline features. The handle is painted with a high gloss finish and has a wrist strap. The case has a carry strap/draw string. This umbrella makes an ideal gift or why not simply treat yourself to a superior umbrella.
  • Manual aluminium/fibreglass frame, 8 ribs
  • 3 section aluminium shaft
  • Cat's head shaped handle with high gloss finish and wrist strap
  • High performance polyester pongee cover
  • Length including handle 27cm
  • Span when open approx 90cm
  • Weight 303g

Tulle Fronce Umbrella by Chantal Thomass

This design was new to Brolliesgalore from December, but the Tulle Fronce Umbrella by Chantal Thomass is just so stunningly beautiful that I had to include it as one of my favourites.

This is a delightfully feminine umbrella, which has a canopy that is shaped like petals. Each canopy panel is split in two and features a gorgeous lace trim with a small bow at each apex. An exquisite umbrella that is both practical yet looks fabulous whatever the weather. Manual metal frame, lacquered black crook handle. The fabric has been treated with a UV repellent giving a sun protection factor of 50+ as tested by the French Textile Institute and it is waterproof too. Made in France.
  • Manual opening, black wooden shaft and black metal frame
  • Black lacquered crook handle
  • Treated with UV protective layer (Factor 50+)
  • Made in France
  • Length including handle 93cm
  • Span when open approx 89cm
  • Weight 490g

So these are my favourites from 2014. Which umbrellas are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!
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