We all do the same thing in L.A. when it starts to rain after long dry spells. We look in the back of our car for our umbrella and remember we left it at the door of UCB … last November. So, no umbrella. Or shoes that actually keep water out. Or raincoat. Ever tried to find a raincoat in Los Angeles County? So few stores stock them that it can take months. We’ve got you covered (literally). Here’s a few places to find chic rain gear and accessories.
Kada Rain Boots at Joie – W. Hollywood & Pasadena
Burberry Heritage Trench – Everywhere
There is a reason Burberry has been known for its outerwear since, well, forever. It’s their trench coat. Their Heritage Trench (any style) makes everyone who puts it on look more intriguing (the honey color, definitely). The best part? They always have rain coats in stock. You can pick one up at any store from Beverly Hills/Rodeo Drive to Costa Mesa/South Coast Plaza. Or find online.
Whale Print Western Chief Rain Boots at Target – Everywhere
Are whales chic? Yes. We all need whales on our rain boots. White whales. Ask Melville. Check to see if the Target near you has them in stock or find them online.
MoMA Colorwheel Umbrella at Tanager Housewares – San Marino
Pop into this store—it will just make you happy. If it isn’t colorful or shaped like a bird, a flower, or a bee it isn’t happening. Their collection of Museum of Modern Art umbrellas are worth a look. Our fave? The Colorwheel. Also available online.
2156 Huntington Drive, (626) 284-8154, tanagerhousewares.co
You can still look chic in flats while keeping the rain out (just don’t step in any puddles over two inches deep). The French company designed these to keep the damp out and the warmth in. The top is patent leather, the bottom rubber, inside is canvas with a little cushiony sole. Find online.