J recently brought back a page from an in flight magazine describing cool umbrellas. My favorite are the Pare Umbrella and the Davek Solo.
The Pare Umbrellas come in a zillion different prints and are very classy. Hysterically they now have a "de fafa" umbrella. Can it really be that the Flight of the Conchords have inspired an umbrella?! These have a great shape too, with sixteen ribs.
Honorable mention goes to the Swims Automatic Classic.
At this UK site you can find almost any shape or style umbrella imaginable. I'm dying over the Edwardian Pagoda shaped umbrellas. Why aren't they available in the US?