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Where to Repair Your Umbrella
Nowadays, there are not many companies specializing in umbrella repairs. We are living in the world of disposable things, where most people prefer just buying a new umbrella when the old one breaks. However, it's not a case with an expensive vintage umbrella, maybe even of sentimental value that is no longer manufactured. If your umbrella is broken and you cannot handle this yourself or simply don't have time for this, you can try to find a company or a person experienced in such sort of work.
Anyway, when restoring a truly unique item, it may be worth to ask a master how far he wants to go with that, which parts can be fixed and which ones need to be replaced entirely. An expert can usually give a quick answer helping you get some insight on the expected result in case of complex umbrella restoration.
Below you can see a few people and companies we know about that can help with repairing your umbrella.
154 East 8th Street
Mr. Gilbert Center, the umbrella man featured by New York Press, is probably the best umbrella master out there. If you are ever in Brooklyn, the borough of New York City he resides in, you have a unique chance to ask him to repair your vintage item.
Florida Umbrella Repairs
15181 Southwest 46th Street
The owner of this service located is highly professional in what concerns umbrella fixing.
151B Pearl Street
This company actually offers a wide range of repair services, from shoe repair to watch and jewelry repair, but they can fix your umbrella as well.
If you know about any other umbrella repair places, please tell us, so we could share them with others!