With the weather we've been enjoying recently the last thing on our minds are April showers. However, it's always best to be prepared for that most typical of English weather phenomena so why not pop down to the first London Undercover pop up shop where you can find well made and wonderfully designed umbrellas.
Having collaborated with the likes of Selfridges and Manolo Blahnik this is a brand with fine taste and the store design reflects this with its stripped back style and carefully selected vintage props. The factory where London Undercover products are made serves as inspiration for the shop and founder Jamie Milestone says that "everything in store had just been completed and brought direct from there so we wanted that to be felt in the way they sit in a retail environment - like final pieces just out of production". The durable nature of the product is reflected through industrial furniture.
The temporary store will stock limited edition umbrellas as well as the current collection of hats, scarves and bags and, as an extra special touch, they'll be offering a bespoke engraving service. Now is the time to visit the space and invest in a stylish accessory which will be protect you from the elements for many seasons to come.
Until 11th April 2012. 38 Monmouth Street, London WC2H.
Text by Thanh Ma