As a photography junkie, I like to have my camera with me at all times. But as a fashionista, I can’t stand ruining my look with a bulky black nylon camera bag. So I was happy to discover a bag that combines a fashionable element to a fully functional camera case and is pure genius. Introducing ONA (Swahili for “to feel,” “to believe,” and “to experience with the eyes”). Launched in spring 2010, ONA was created by avid photographer Tracy Foster simply to “offer style-conscious photographers and photography enthusiasts camera bags and accessories that complement their life and style.”
The ONA Brooklyn Premium Leather Camera Satchel is the ultimate camera bag for the fashion-savvy photographer. The look of the bag was inspired by a 1940’s school bag/messenger bag, which are so on-trend right now, and handcrafted with 100% vegetable-tanned leather. It comes in black and chestnut brown, and features a tuck lock closure plus an adjustable padded shoulder strap. Inside it looks like a more traditional camera bag, with 3 softly padded dividers, and enough room for your SLR camera with a lens attached, plus space for 2-3 lenses or other camera accessories. And, there’s a small front pocket and a large slit pocket on the back, so you can easily store your other stuff.
We could see ourselves carrying this bag everywhere, with or without a camera! Of course, we wouldn’t be caught without our cameras though.
Measures 13.5″L X 10″W X 4″D. Buy for $309 at ONABags.com.