While primarily employed to protect heads from precipitation, umbrellas often moonlight as props for soft-shoe routines and aerodynamic conveyances for British babysitters. Salute this versatile device with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a classic-print wood-shank umbrella at The Umbrella Shop, with locations on West Broadway and West Pender Street (a $39.95 value).
The Umbrella Shop shelters customers from the elements with sturdy, stylish wooden-handled umbrellas crafted from durable materials and designed by third-generation umbrella maker Glen Flader. Customers can peruse an array of classic-print designs such as blue and silver paisley, black and white cubes, or double fudge with macadamia nuts. Nature-themed variants, meanwhile, include umbrellas adorned with maple leaves and purple feathers. The Umbrella Shop girds its creations to deflect UV-rays and harsh criticism using durable satine polymede fibres and sturdy frames designed to withstand both bad weather and the ravages of time. The shop offers a full warranty on all purchases.