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Rain gear Funky brollies, jackets and ponchos - we trawled the market for 10 new ideas for the monsoon.

india Updated: Jul 22, 2011 23:31 IST
Hindustan Times

Rain gear Funky brollies, jackets and ponchos - we trawled the market for 10 new ideas for the monsoon.

Tired of those boring old black umbrellas, that serve the purpose alright, but are boring to look at? Well, not anymore. With our list of things you're not only going to stay dry but look fashionable as well.

Take for example the humble raincoat. You could wear a gigantic self-coloured plastic sheet available at every nook and corner or you could dress yourself in a chic and trendy designer rain gear. The added plus? You could get your pet matching monsoon ensemble.

And if that's really not your cup of tea (and a plate of pakoras), you can swap your boring old brolly for a hip parasol that could fit snugly in your handbag. Pylones and Nida Mahmood have several options to choose from. Just remember the brighter the colours, the more you'll get noticed.

So go ahead, make a splash and remember to stay dry.

Doll brollies
Handy, hand-bag friendly and very very cute. Grab one of these umbrellas before the season's over. Available in several colours and even one with a cat head.

Where: Pylones store, Select Citywalk, Saket
Price: Rs 1,640

Gum boots
Galoshes and wellies aside, if you want to stride fashionably down the wet streets of Delhi, do yourself a favour, and buy a pair of designer gum boots that'll get heads turning while keeping your toes snug.

Where: Burberry store. DLF Emporio, Saket and Oberoi hotel, Zakir Hussain Marg
Price: Rs 11,000

Dog coats
Keep your pet pooch dry as a bone with a raincoat. In fact buy a set of matching shoes to avoid those dainty paws from getting damp outdoors.

Where: Order online on
Price: Between Rs 1,500 and Rs 2,500

Laptop accessories
: Product your tech possessions with water-proof covers. Available in funky colours such as champagne orange and lime green.

Where: At all Tommy Hilfiger outlets and Shoppers Stop stores
Price: Rs 4,000 onwards

Croc-o-dial dundee
Made from a revolutionary material called Croslite that allows the you to walk well on both land and in water, you know these shoes brighten your day with their fun colours and funky designs. Lightweight technology and a massaging foot bed, you know you're comfortable from toe to head when you slip into a pair of Crocs.

Where: Croc stores at DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj and Select Citywalk, Saket and at Balujas, Khan Market
Price: Between Rs 995 to Rs 3,955

Tumbling down
Worried that your favourite outfit might not dry in time? Buy a maxi dryer to keep your doubts at bay. Just make sure you don't throw your woollies in, lest they shrink.

Where: At all electronics stores across the city
Price: Rs 17,199

Anti-skid shoes
Don't give up on exercising in the outdoors just yet. Slip into these uber comfortable anti-skid shoes and run like the wind.

Where: At all Adidas stores
Price: Rs 3,699

Retro umbrella
Go kitsch with brollies that make a statement and remind you of your favourite movies. And the upside? You don't get wet, of course.

Where: Nida Mahmood store. 36, Shahpur Jat, first floor, New Delhi.
Price: Rs 1,500

Go poncho
Did you know that a single piece of fabric can protect you from the rain? Don a poncho to ward off wind and rain.
Where: Pylones store, Select Citywalk, Saket
Price: R2,650

Cheat the rain
Frills, puffs and neon colours - there's no reason you can't wear stylish rain gear. Get this look from designer Sonya Vajifdar's latest collection
Where: Order online on
Price: Rs 4,000 onwards

First Published: Jul 22, 2011 23:27 IST