Malin + Goetz: One Product Fits All

A Parasol mainstay, Malin + Goetz make a wide variety of skincare and lifestyle products for everyone. Combining natural ingredients with advanced technology, Malin + Goetz has been creating uncomplicated luxury skincare and fragrance for the modern, design-conscious individual since 2004. They use natural ingredients that have been tried and tested throughout history with the…

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Our Alderley Edge Store Is Back Open!

We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the store on Monday (12th April) after what seems a lifetime of national lockdown and restrictions. We’re excited to showcase our new arrivals from an abundance of lifestyle brands across both accessories and apparel. With us being hopeful we can all go on holiday…

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Catching Up With Jason Markk

Following the rise of so-called sneaker culture, the trainer has become an object of coveted status. As we collectively fall in love with certain silhouettes in limited numbers, the importance of keeping them looking their best is at an all-time, or at least to those who treat their footwear in the same way as their…

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Valentine’s Gifts For Him

The lockdown looks to have brought on a whole new meaning to the term ‘going out’ this valentine’s day. The days of popping down to a favourite Bao bolt are behind us, and instead, just getting outside is the ultimate luxury. In short, it is time to embrace the great outdoors this valentine’s (As long…

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The Story Behind Blundstone & Tasmania Travel Trivia

 The story of Blundstone starts with a tail of ill fate. James Cutbertson, along with his brother Thomas, set off on a boat to Melbourne. Upon nearing Australia, the ship was blown off course and instead had to land in Hobart, Tasmania. James decided to settle in Tasmania and founded a business that imported shoes….

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Klean Kanteen: A Simple Way to Reduce Single Plastic Use

Klean Kanteen are a family owned company on a mission to fundamentally help save the planet. They do this by reducing single plastic usage through creating amazing stainless-steel bottles in a variety of luscious colours from Lemon Curry to Sierra Sunset. In 2004 they were on a mission to create and introduce to the market…

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Pendleton: A Brief Intro to the Portland-based Textile Experts

After travelling to Oregon in 1863, young English weaver Thomas Kay opened his own textile mill. Fast forward to 1909 his three grandsons, Clarence, Royal and Robert Bishop opened the famous Pendleton Woolen Mills. Pendleton Woolen Mills are world-renowned for their impeccable wool blankets, clothing and accessories. Now based out of Portland, Oregon, few brands…

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Birkenstock: Classic, Comfortable and Stylish

The experts at Birkenstock have been crafting orthopaedic footwear for well over 200 years now. Passed down from generation to generation, the Birkenstock family in Germany were known as being world renowned master cobblers. The intention being to simply ensure people have healthy feet. Renowned for using eco-friendly cork soles in their shoes, they have…

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Destination Dream: Oslo, Norway

Oslo, Norwy

Although travel may not be on the cards for any of us at the moment, we can still look forward to planning our next adventure. We have created our #Destinationdream feature, a weekly travel destination carefully chosen by the Parasol Store team, aiming to keep you (and us) inspired. This week’s location is the Capital…

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Patapaca: Sustainably Sourced Alpaca Socks

As Autumn slowly but surely tightens its grasp, our latest and most apt addition sees Peruvian brand, Patapaca bless both our shelves and our feet with their socks. However, there’s just one small but crucial thing different about their toe cosies – they’re made from alpaca wool. Smaller than a llama but with arguably cuter…

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Sandqvist: Swedish Simplicity at Its Finest

Sandqvist, named after the surname of founder Anton Sandqvist, was founded in Stockholm in 2004. The brand was realised because of Anton’s vision for functional and simple design, and inability to find a work bag to suit his needs. After creating a tote bag for everyday use, his work colleagues at the time liked it…

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Introducing Novesta: Sturdy Slovakian Shoes

A new addition to the footwear roster at Parasol, Novesta make some of our favourite canvas shoes on the market. Well-made, ecological, and fair priced, we thought why not give you a little background info before you delve into your new favourites. Originating from the small town ofPartizánske in the middle of Slovakia, Novesta have…

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