Tourists huddle under umbrellas as they tour the Pike Place Market in the rain in Seattle. “People in Seattle tend to buy our coats with hoods and skip umbrellas. I’d still carry a few if I came across the right ones,” Drizzle & Shine, an eco-friendly clothing owner Jean White said, “but the only people who ask for them are tourists and other visitors.” Seattle’s only brick-and-mortar umbrella store, Bella Umbrella, is closing this week.
Tourists huddle under umbrellas as they tour the Pike Place Market in the rain in Seattle. “People in Seattle tend to buy our coats with hoods and skip umbrellas. I’d still carry a few if I came across the right ones,” Drizzle & Shine, an eco-friendly clothing owner Jean White said, “but the only people who ask for them are tourists and other visitors.” Seattle’s only brick-and-mortar umbrella store, Bella Umbrella, is closing this week. Elaine Thompson AP file
Tourists huddle under umbrellas as they tour the Pike Place Market in the rain in Seattle. “People in Seattle tend to buy our coats with hoods and skip umbrellas. I’d still carry a few if I came across the right ones,” Drizzle & Shine, an eco-friendly clothing owner Jean White said, “but the only people who ask for them are tourists and other visitors.” Seattle’s only brick-and-mortar umbrella store, Bella Umbrella, is closing this week. Elaine Thompson AP file

Why Seattleites love to hate the umbrella

October 16, 2017 11:30 AM