If you live somewhere with frequent rain, odds are you own at least one umbrella. And odds are it's a rather utilitarian affair — not particularly noteworthy or well-designed, but it keeps the rain off of you, so who cares. Well, this Alexander McQueen Skull Umbrella makes a strong argument that you should care. This short folding umbrella appears unremarkable from afar, but look closer and you'll find a bright blue resin skull at the base of the handle that elevates the umbrella from a necessary evil to a sharp accessory.
If you spend a lot of your time traveling, no matter if it's for business, or for pleasure, it's probably time to give some serious thought to upgrading your luggage. That old duffel bag you've been dragging around from terminal to terminal is starting to show its years, so replace it with some Rimowa Olive Green Luggage ($400 and up; available only in Rimowa stores). New for this season, the salsa collection gets a stylish color option across the line, while keeping everything people love about Rimowa luggage. Durable polycarbonate construction with a glossy finish, accenting interior fabric, multi-wheel rolling casters, telescoping handles, and TSA locks make it the perfect way to travel in style and utility.
Yes, we all have alarms built in to our phones, tablets, and other gadgets these days, but when it comes to getting up in a different time zone, you can never be too careful. The Braun Travel Alarm Clock ($50) will ensure you stay on time no matter where you roam, with a quiet German quartz movement, light, flip-down lid with a world time zone map, crescendo alarm, and signature clean design. Feel like sleeping in for just a few more minutes? Just wave your hand to activate the snooze and stave off jet lag for another few minutes.