Where to get a British Umbrella?

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  1. Andrew W

    Andrew W Supporting Actor

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    This is for any of the UK members that can help...

    Alright, it's the rainy season again and my junker umbrella has collapsed. I thought it would be nice to actually get a nice umbrella. Something made from wood and really solid. And who would know umbrellas better than the British? Being a silly American, I figured a really nice British umbrella would cost around $100 which seems crazy unless you count up all the $$$ you spend 19.95 a shot replacing the junkers every year...

    So I did some web searching and could only find one possibility: Swaine Adeney Brigg (with a Royal Warrant, of course) But I was way off on the cost. The least expensive model (In hickory) is $225! And you can always replace the nylon cover with waterproofed English Silk for an additional fee of $295.00US.

    Now it certainly looks nice, but I can't believe they're the only umbrella maker in the UK that makes quality umbrellas.

    Can anyone recommend something nice, sturdy and wood but maybe not so expensive?

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. Kim D

    Kim D Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw the subject line and the first thing I thought was suggesting a Brigg umbrella from a store in San Francisco -- that's the last time I saw one.

    I have a Brigg umbrella and I love it. Even though it died...

    The material developed pinholes and now I don't carry it any more but I can't bear to part with it. Some day I'll figure out how to ship it back to England to be rehabbed (whatever the word is).

    Mine was a gift. I thought about getting one for my husband and then I saw the price. At the time, I could not quite justify the cost.

    They no longer sell them in Chicago (Neiman's used to carrry them) and I don't get to San Francisco often. If I find one again, I'll buy it.

    I'll keep checking your thread though because it would be nice to find out about another high quality brand.

    - kim
     
  3. Anthony Hom

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    Maybe you need to re-ask the question and use the word bumbershoot instead :b
     
  4. Andrew W

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    Anthony,

    Actually, they don't want to lay any claim to that specific terminology:

    bumbershoot
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    Or perhaps "brolly"....[​IMG]

    Calling Mr. Steed!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oxford Street
     
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    Just be aware that sword-umbrellas are illegal in many jurisdictions.
     
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    burberry has some nice umbrellas for around 125....
     
  10. Peter Kline

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    Why don't you just let a "smile be your umbrella"? Much cheaper. [​IMG]
     

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