Along with warmer temperatures and sunshine, summer also brings unpredictable rain storms like this morning's terrifying torrential downpour. In a city like New York, rain means you can expect to see a lot of people trying to carry umbrellas without crashing into each other and probably just as many people wearing Hunter rainboots. The ubiquitous brand has expanded tremendously over the past few years, most recently with the well-received introductions of outerwear and handbags. Their ever-increasing success can be attributed to a few things, not the least of which are the current popularity of heritage brands and the company's U.S. CEO of the past four years Wendy Svarre. Last week, Svarre invited us over to her lovely upper east side digs for a British-themed cocktail party (it's a British brand, after all), where we chatted about the brand's heritage and how they became so damn ubiquitous.