We’re officially in winter now, and with it comes weather that can tend towards the inclement - not that that’s anything to worry about as long as you have a good umbrella at your side.
This season we’ve once again partnered with Fox Umbrellas, one of the most storied makers in the world, and pioneering creators of the umbrella as we know it today. Their umbrellas are used by royalty and celebrities around the world and their quality remains unparalleled. The history of Fox Umbrellas dates back to 1868, when Mr. Thomas Fox opened his first umbrella shop in the City of London. Umbrellas at this time did not use nylon (having yet to be invented) and were crafted using whalebone frames.
Concurrently, Samuel Fox - no relation, ironically - began developing some of the first steel ribs and metal frames for umbrellas, eventually joining Fox Umbrellas in 1913 and bringing the steel-frame umbrella national recognition. World War II saw the invention of nylon as a material for parachutes - and Fox Umbrellas saw an immediate use for this light, rollable and water-repellent material, soon releasing the world’s first nylon shell umbrellas - today essentially the only material umbrellas are ever made out of.
Our selection includes their classic, nearly-unchanged steel tube umbrella in a selection of colours, alongside an edit of their ultra-convenient telescopic umbrellas - including the perennial favourite bamboo crook ‘whangee’ umbrella - perfect for popping in one’s bag while travelling or on the go.
Shop our range of Fox Umbrellas