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J. Crew has many incredible partnerships with brands like Barbor, Hunter, New Balance and Alden. While most are significantly more expensive then the J. Crew branded items, most are well worth the buy … until perhaps now.

The British label Swaine Adeney Brigg, whose luggage and accessories have been used by the Queen of England herself, has become a member of the J. Crew family with its travel cases priced at thousands of dollars and one dandyish umbrella priced at $515.

Many people splurge on travel attire and luggage all the time, but are there many buyers, even rich ones, who are going to purchase an umbrella for half a grand? Even if it does end up lasting a lifetime, is it worth it?

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