luxury versus bargain a side-by-side look
Photo: Mark Weiss

Luxury vs. Bargain: A Side-by-Side Look

Chaise longue? Check. Cold drink? Check. Shady spot? See below. As more people move outdoors to entertain or just unwind, they're taking along hefty market-style ­umbrellas normally seen at produce stands and outdoor cafes. Unlike the beach models you plant in the sand, these big guys typically have sturdy bases, tough "ribs," and vented canopies wide enough, at 9 feet, to shade a crowd. But look closer and the two models here offer surprising contrasts beyond price. Read on for their finely shaded differences.
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