Now that Sandy has swept the continent, the time has come to invest in some serious gear. I’m starting to lose confidence in the $10 toonie-sized umbrella that I picked up at a variety store while caught in a downpour last March—it has pulled the old flip-inside-out-mid-
by one too many times to deserve the chance to take on this storm. If, like me, you hope to make it through this weather with your dignity intact, you should invest in an umbrella that is both stylish and ruthless, and this one by Burberry is an easy A. Just don’t be shocked if the rain turns to glitter and you suddenly morph into Cara Delevingne.
Studded Handle Striped Walking Umbrella, $1,050, at