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Here Comes the Rain Again

From the perfect raincoat to a pair of puddle-friendly boots, these rainy day essentials will keep you stylish and dry.

A photograph of Pasotti’s Ivory Sketch Umbrella Shop at Artemest

SUMMER MAY BE over, but don’t let the change in seasons rain on your parade. While everyone bemoans the end of summer and scrambles to claim a little more fun in the sun, it’s a good time to invest in a few rainy-day essentials and accessories that will make the coming fall just a bit more chic. Whether it be the perfect raincoat, a truly all-weather watch, or an elegant statement umbrella, these carefully curated objects will make you happy even when it rains.

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Pasotti's Ivory Sketch Umbrella

When raindrops keep falling on your head, reach for Pasotti’s Ivory Sketch Umbrella. Handmade in Italy, it features elegant line drawings on every panel, gold finishings, a pearlized handle, and jeweled accents on the snap. Not only will this Pasotti creation keep you dry in a downpour, but it’s an object so beautiful you’ll be sure not to leave it behind. SHOP NOW

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Granish Olive Bonded Cotton Hooded Coat

Similarly chic and functional, the Granish raincoat from Mackintosh is crafted in Scotland from water-repellent bonded cotton and includes a concealed front closure for a sleek silhouette. Packed with sly extras such as additional snaps at the hem, adjustable sleeves, fully taped seams, and subtle logo-engraved buttons, this hyperstylish raincoat takes staying dry to the next level. SHOP NOW

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Fresh Ankle Boot from Hermès

For puddle-jumping in style, the Fresh Ankle Boot from Hermès combines quilted parachute fabric with soft calfskin and a rubber sole to form all-weather footwear that far exceeds your standard galosh. Available in four different colors (including a stormtrooper-esque blanc), this military-inspired boot is ready to stomp stylishly through any terrain. SHOP NOW

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Ulysse Nardin’s Diver 42-millimeter Watch

Wet or dry, Ulysse Nardin’s Diver 42-millimeter Watch is the rare timepiece designed both to adorn your wetsuit at the bottom of the ocean (the strap is made from recycled fishing nets) and to peek out from under the cuff of a polished blazer. This diver comes with all the requisite bells and whistles to keep watch aficionados happy — Super-LumiNova, rotating bezels, and silicium technology — but packs them into a timeless design that is equal parts form and function. SHOP NOW

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Bottega Veneta's Intrecciato Leather Bucket Hat

To top it all off, Bottega Veneta’s Intrecciato Leather Bucket Hat does more than just shield your hair from the elements. Made from 100% lambskin in the brand’s signature weave, it’s the kind of accessory that you might actually want to leave on after you get inside. Available in brighter hues like a yellow Lighthouse and cerulean Dip, it’s guaranteed to make a statement, rain or shine. SHOP NOW

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Chanel Flap bag

And to keep your sundries safe and dry no matter the weather, look no further than an iconic Chanel Flap bag in water-repelling patent calfskin. This year Chanel gave their classic silhouette a subtle boost, upping the shine while celebrating the legendary shape. If you are going to be caught out in the elements, you might as well be clutching something both water-repellant and timelessly stylish. SHOP NOW

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