on a rainy day in nyc (which happens to be today), one must own a very sturdy and stylish umbrella to make the many block-walk to the subway station bearable. more often than not, we youngsters and/or urban commuters have a couple of cheapie umbrellas to make due. this results in a busted, pathetic brolly that usually ends up in the corner wastebasket and a disgruntled ny-er who is left soaking wet. I say enough already! let's grow up and give our rainy day women a proper brolly to work with. if u have the bux to spend, burberry is tops. for major rain coverage at a spend-thrift price, this totes golf umbrella is perfect! and if something girly is more your thing, this hello kitty umbrella takes the cake!