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The World's Most Expensive Umbrella

Posted: Sep. 24th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
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Luxury Accessories: Billionaire Couture, the Italian men's "extreme luxury" brand founded by Formula One mogul Flavio Briatore and designer Angelo Galasso, has come out with the world's most expensive umbrella. Made entirely of black top-grade crocodile skin treated for water resistance, the oversized, ultra-luxe accessory costs $50,000, available by special order from Billionaire Couture's new London flagship in Sloane Street, SW1.

Briatore, a renowned playboy who also owns Sardinia's famed Billionaire nightclub, a seasonal rendezvous for the private jet set, established Billionaire Couture as "the first international haute couture line exclusively for men." Every item is handmade in Italy in strictly limited quantities, and is the result of "obsessive research into fabrics, materials and details." Fans of the line include Paul McCartney, David Beckham and Sean "Diddy" Combs.

In addition to the umbrella, Billionaire Couture features crocodile bags, shoes, and coats, as well as clothing and accessories in a variety of other precious and exotic materials. Each piece is characterized by "a relentless search for original details that express quality, sophistication and eccentricity" -- which, Briatore and Galasso freely admit, "at times goes intentionally overboard."

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5 Comments on this Article

sabrinas commented on February 28, 2011

when i got this umbrella it smelled really fowl but i took it out on a rainy day and it doesnt smell any more

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sabrinas commented on February 28, 2011

this umbrella is dumb

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sabrinas commented on February 28, 2011

This umbrella is worthless and broke the first time i used it, but i think it is great for wasting money.

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BEAUTIFULWINTER commented on February 28, 2011

THIS is the perfect umbrella for me! Even though I live in Porltand OR and our winters are beautiful so i would never get to use it.

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jw commented on December 1, 2008

The catalog looks exactly like 'International Male'. Really tragic.

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