When you are traveling and your umbrella accidentally breaks, you simply throw it away and buy a new one for only a few euros. In Ljubljana you should do something else instead. On Trubarjeva cesta on the crossing with Mala ulica, there is a little umbrella-making and repair shop even locals don’t know about. Its owner, Ms. Marija, repairs broken umbrellas, makes new ones and sells old ones. She’s the last one in Ljubljana, even in Slovenia, that is experienced in this craft.
Regardless of the condition your umbrella is in, she would know how to fix it. If you are emotionally attached to the umbrella or you don’t want to throw it away, you should bring it to her. Also if you want to buy yourself an umbrella similar to what our grandparents had in their times, Marija’s shop is the right place for that.
I’ve known her for quite a while now, and she’s really positive and open minded person. I also did a documentary about her and her work, which you can watch here.