On one hand, April in New York has been wonderful as it's brought the first true signs of spring after a seemingly endless winter. On the other hand, it's been raining quite a bit, and will continue to do so for weeks to come.
This year, I've been thinking about ways to up my umbrella game. As opposed to running into Duane Reade every time precipitation begins, I feel like a more grown up thing to do is to put a little more thought into my umbrella purchase. There are a lot of really, really cute options out there, so why not splurge (by which I mean spend more than $12) on something interesting and then be really, really careful not to lose it?
You may be skeptical -- what purpose must an umbrella serve other than keeping water from hitting one's face? -- but you might change your tune after seeing some of these. Click through to shop our picks.