I don't think I've ever really owned a quality umbrella-- or an umbrella at all for that matter. If I were to get one, I'd naturally want to get a quality one, and Pare's new Spring-Summer collection definitely gets my nod of approval. Natural Pare is out of Seattle, and they are inspired by the huge unique selection of umbrellas in Tokyo-- where an umbrella is often selected as an essential "part to an outfit, personality or mood." The designs are simple, sophisticated, and modern. You'll surely be the only one on your block with such a nice umbrella.