Our owner had purchased a similar bamboo handled umbrella 15 years ago at a certain Madison Ave. NY store (that is now shuttered, tears). Over the years, she received 1,000's (ok, probably more like hundreds) of compliments on her charming, practical, and portable umbrella that never went of style. She searched tirelessly over the next decade and a half for a similar/ like umbrella to sell at Indulge but to no avail. Then her luck would change, she found the exact same umbrella manufacturer that had crafted her beautiful bamboo umbrella. And, now the grandson was running the company and excited to create a rainbow of colorful umbrellas each season that would coordinate with the new arrivals of fashion. This item is an Indulge Favorite!