By Andrew Liszewski
I’m not sure when umbrellas became more of a style accessory than a way to stay dry in a downpour, but I’m wholeheartedly behind the fad. And if carrying around a faux sword isn’t your thing, perhaps an umbrella camouflaged as a bottle of spirits will fit the bill? The Ofess 0% umbrella looks like a stylish bottle of wine when not in use, but comes apart to reveal your standard rain shield, using the bottle’s neck as the handle. While you then have to deal with the inconvenience of carrying an empty tube when it’s open, it also provides a place to store a wet umbrella so it doesn’t drip everywhere. Available in a variety of colors and vintages (I hear 1988 was a lovely year for umbrellas) for ~$36 (¥2,800) from Rakuten.