Haute Fashion: Shop for Spring at Mint Julep Boutique

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As Bostonians, we’ve had our fair share of eight-foot snow drifts and rock-salted roadways this winter. And although we’re springing quickly towards short sleeves and day games at Fenway Park, the prospect of precipitation still looms in the form of April showers. Luckily, forthcoming rainfall doesn’t have to dampen your spirits.

Stay dry (and look good doing it) with Marimekko umbrellas ($28 and up) by way of hip clothing boutique Mint Julep (1302 Beacon Street, Brookline, 617.232.3600 and 6 Church Street, Cambridge, 617.576.6468). Featuring a wide array of colorful patterns, these Swedish accessories at the charming women’s store create bright fashion opportunities on even the dreariest of days. Stand apart from the crowd with the blue Marimekko Unikko umbrella (a “May flowers”-inspired floral pattern) or channel your inner Carrie with the funky-chic Ruusupuu design. (Over the years, Marimekko bikinis, dresses and dining sets have appeared in several Sex and the City episodes) Cheerful and sophisticated, these umbrellas will have you praying for a spring shower.

And if the rain’s driving you indoors, shop from home at www.shopmintjulep.com. Mint Julep offers a wide array of high-end clothing and accessories from U.S. and European lines, including acclaimed designer Marisa Danielle’s vintage “snake” belts, Yarnz linen scarves and JPK Paris 75 totes.

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