Umbrellas are normally utilitarian; you buy them because you need to keep yourself protected against the inevitable April rains. But occasionally, you find an umbrella that isn’t just your necessary fare, and is instead a full-blown accessory that can compliment your outfit… plus get you compliments.

The gallery above has 8 such pieces that go beyond your basic umbrella. They’ll get you noticed, plus keep you dry until May. Click through the gallery, then shop the links below.

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Francesco Maglia Lord Maple Wood Handle Umbrella

Opening Ceremony Guy de Jean Long Umbrella

Alexander McQueen Resin Skull Short Umbrella

Senz° XXL Tech Umbrella

London Undercover Whangee Cane Crook Folded Black Watch Tartan Umbrella

Paul Smith Red Umbrella Doodle Print Umbrella

Brooks Brothers Tattersall Umbrella

Louis Vuitton Ondées Monogram Umbrella

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