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.
Blunt XS Metro Folding Umbrella - Orange
- Manual opening, lightweight 4 stage frame, 6 ribs
- Adorable Scotty Dogs design
- Length including handle 23cm
- Span when open approx 91cm
- Weight 240g
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.
Tulle Fronce Umbrella by Chantal Thomass
- 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
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!