Barrington Brolly Boutique

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Barrington Brolly on 08.28.12 @ 02:05 PM CST [BARRINGTON BROLLY ON FACEBOOK">link]

Saturday, August 25th

NEW FIRST NATIONS HANDLES


New handles by First Nations carver Jim Yelton. Such beautiful work. The centre piece we requested for a commission. It shows an eagle and a chief, holding a drum (which is sacred to First Nations peoples). Feathers are seen hanging from the drum. A feather also adorns the chief hair, and is seen on the right side.

On the far left, are 3 wood buttons which are used as part of the Barrington Brolly closure method when First Nations handles are used.
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Barrington Brolly on 08.25.12 @ 04:00 PM CST [link]


Friday, August 3rd

BRONZE SILK PAGODA PARASOL


A lady of greater means would have had very decorative parasols at her disposal... again early 19th century style. Fashion plates from this time period show a range of (parasol) rib lengths. Varying rib lengths and styles changed frequently enough, that it would not be uncommon for someone to be using a parasol that might have been considered 'in fashion' from a previous year. Not unfamiliar to today's ever changing seasonal fashion trends.
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Barrington Brolly on 08.03.12 @ 07:44 PM CST [BRONZE SILK PAGODA PARASOL">link]


BLUE PAGODA PARASOL - EARLY 19TH CENTURY


What no lady would be without, circa 1810-1820. Parasols protected a lady's skin which was fashionably pale - definitely not tanned like today. Tanned skin was only seen on people who had to work in the outdoors in order to survive. And, did you know that, if a gentleman gave a lady a parasol, it was considered very personal, and he had intentions of seeking her hand in marriage.
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Barrington Brolly on 08.03.12 @ 07:25 PM CST [BLUE PAGODA PARASOL - EARLY 19TH CENTURY">link]

Sunday, July 29th

MEN'S PARASOLS BECOMING POPULAR IN JAPAN


Japanese ladies have used parasols for centuries, a tradition that continues to today. However, this tradition is also becoming a part of accessories "must haves" for Japanese men.

Barrington Brolly on 07.29.12 @ 01:13 PM CST [MEN'S PARASOLS BECOMING POPULAR IN JAPAN">link]

Friday, June 8th

VANCOUVER SUN AND BARRINGTON BROLLY, January 2012


Following months of work with Victoria's Secret Fashion Show head designer, our parasols became part of the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, held in the Lexington Avenue Armouries, New York, NY, November, 2011.

The Fashion Show was televised late November, on CBS and affiliate stations, reaching over 90 countries world-wide. To say it was exciting, would be a great understatment.

The Vancouver Sun published the following story, covering Barrington Brolly's unique and interesting history, since it's inception in March 1995.

Disclaimer: The article by Vancouver Sun was an "interest" piece only and should not be construed as an endorsement of Barrington Brolly.

Vancouver Sun, January 2012
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Barrington Brolly on 06.08.12 @ 02:51 PM CST [link]


Monday, February 13th

BARRINGTON BROLLY NOW ON FACEBOOK !


BARRINGTON BROLLY IS NOW ON FACEBOOK. PLEASE DROP BY TO SEE LATEST UPDATES ON WHAT IS HAPPENING AT BARRINGTON BROLLY - - ANOTHER WAY TO KEEP IN TOUCH !




Barrington Brolly on 02.13.12 @ 05:55 PM CST [BARRINGTON BROLLY NOW ON FACEBOOK !">link]


Tuesday, November 16th

BARRINGTON BROLLY - Couture Umbrellas and Personal Parasols


Proud member of the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce and
Sunshine Coast Tourism



TO PURCHASE A BARRINGTON BROLLY:
Barrington Brolly parasols and umbrellas can be purchased directly from Barrington Brolly by calling on our toll free number: 1-877-727-2765 (1-877-PARASOL), or if you are on the Sunshine Coast, you can drop in to Woods Showcase, Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, BC, or visit their web site at
Woods Showcase


WE'RE NOT FOR EVERYONE - - - ARE WE FOR YOU?






Barrington Brolly on 11.16.10 @ 06:02 PM CST [BARRINGTON BROLLY - Couture Umbrellas and Personal Parasols">link]


Friday, August 27th

CLASSIC ITALIAN BAMBOO HANDLES


From one of two remaining umbrella manufacturers in Canada, Barrington Brolly is pleased to add a new and exotic umbrella handle to their collection. It is the epitome of classic elegance. Bamboo .....

Barrington Brolly is now offering imported Italian Bamboo handles, as an option, for their products. We will also continue to offer a variety of other handle styles and prices, to suit our clients requirements. How will you know it's a genuine "Barrington"?

Only designer thread is used; all loose threads are buried; hand-sewing is part of our canopy construction, and of course, there is the touch of 24 karat gold. That's right, every Barrington umbrella, and Barrington parasol, has a 24K gold-plated collar, with our signature

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We're not for everyone.

Are we for you?


Barrington Brolly on 08.27.10 @ 02:12 PM CST [CLASSIC ITALIAN BAMBOO HANDLES">link]