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The arrival of the monsoons in Mumbai is a topic that garners tremendous traction starting end May. The magical rain arrival day is guesstimated by varied groups from laypeople to the professionals. Will it? Won’t it? Will it be enough? Are the lakes overflowing? Will there be a water cut? Cloud seeding? So many questions based on the all important manna from heaven. Another question that accompanies the start of the season is ‘Where’s all the rain wear?’ While adults can pull out umbrellas, rain coats, windcheaters, rain shoes; kids outgrow their sizes so quick that the only option is to head out to the stores. When you are out rain wear shopping you may as well take in the latest trends to hit the stores for adults as well.
Trends to look out for this season include:
Your own personal favourite city shopping haunt will definitely stock most of what has been listed but we all enjoy sharing shopping tips so here’s where you can definitely find cool monsoon gear:
ü Shoe street, Linking Road, Bandra
ü Roopak, Hill Road Bandra for umbrellas and raincoats for children and adults. If you are looking for a two-fold umbrella that fits into the school bag neatly, ask at this store. I found a really cool Kart Riders printed one here.
ü La Judi and Pink Paisley on Hill Road, Bandra for gum boots and flip flops in sizes starting 10+ years.
ü John’s umbrellas are good quality and until now could be found at a store at Cochin airport and at stores around Kerala. Now you can buy them online.
ü Lokhandwala Market
ü Colaba Causeway
ü Rain jackets for kids
ü Designer printed umbrellas
ü Kids flip flop online
ü Alfa lane, Irla and Irla Market
ü Transparent bags online
ü Ponchos for backpacks