ONA wrote to me after I had featured their Brooklyn Camera Bag in a roundup of cute camera bags, offering one to me for review. They’d also like to give one away to one of my lucky readers!
The bag is beautiful, and I can fit my camera inside with my nifty fifty attached, plus two other lenses. I like that there’s a big pocket along the outside to hold a notebook or an iPad, and then a smaller pocket under the flap to hold essentials (I carry a cute business card holder instead of my usual wallet, keys, my phone, a pen, and lipstick). The leather is thick and holds its shape well, and the interior padded compartments are adjustable so you can get a good fit for your gear. The buckles are pretty, but buckles can be tricky to undo in a hurry. Here, they’re actually a cover for quick-release clasps that can be done and undone with one hand. Smart!
I have another camera bag that is adorable, but this one is a better foil for all of my dresses. Plus I like that the strap allows the bag to be worn as a cross-body, since you can see that I usually have my hands full.
Win a Brooklyn Camera Bag
Would you like one too? ONA would like to give away a Brooklyn Camera Bag to one lucky Making it Lovely reader!
Leave a comment on this post to enter. One entry per person, open to U.S. and international entrants, and you can have your choice of color (black or chestnut). The giveaway ends Friday, September 2 at midnight CST, and a winner will be selected randomly. Good luck!
p.s. You can keep up with ONA by liking their Facebook page.
Congratulations to Julie, commenter #457 and winner of the camera bag!
MaggieAugust 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm
MelissaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm
I love it, such a cute bag that just might motivate me to take my camera everywhere with me!
ErikaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm
Of course I would love to have such a beautiful camera bag!
p.s. Love the pics of you and your kids!
KristenAugust 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm
OMG. It’s amazing. I’ve been dreaming of something like this.
AbbeyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm
What a great bag and picture! Love it!
Katie BradleyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm
I love it! I would also just carry it as a purse. I would LOVE the chestnut!
Diane MontgomeryAugust 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm
LindseyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Beautiful bag! I could totally use this to tote my gear in. Thanks for the chance to win!
Kathy in MichiganAugust 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Wow. This would be sooo great. My dear sweet hubby is desperately saving up for a new “grown up” camera. This would be GREAT motivation!!!
fooAugust 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm
I need this. I bought a pretty camera bag from another company and had to send it back. It was just too wide. Very deceiving in the online pictures. fingers crossed!
alexAugust 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm
if i don’t win this, i am so buying it :)
PriyaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Who wudn’t luv it? Love the retro look u r pulling off with it. It looks lovely with ur dress
MegumiAugust 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Such a fashionable and yet practical bag :) would love to have one!
BrandyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm
JoyceAugust 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Thank you for the beautiful post! :) I’ve always had my eye on these.
itchymaxAugust 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm
yes, please. I’ll take one.
MeghanAugust 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm
i have been contemplating getting one for awhile!
MereAugust 30, 2011 at 2:24 pm
Gorgeous! The black one would be perfect for schlepping a camera and all that assorted kids stuff that barely fits into my hand bag!
MickeyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Wow! That bag is just adorable! One international entrant, right here! :-)
Sarah OAugust 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
I love it!
JenniferAugust 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
What a great bag! I caught a glimpse of myself in a window reflection the other day. I didn’t realize how dorky I looked carrying my traditional camera bag. I would totally be stylin’ with this bag! Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Jen bAugust 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Will look great for Fall!!
AudreyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
what a terrific bag!
KellyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
Yes, please – in black, thanks! :)
Design_GirlAugust 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm
I need a bag like that!
LacyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm
Such a great looking bag! I too would use this for my camera or to just carry my daily essentials in! Thanks!
TraceyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:27 pm
Oh my goodness, this bag is perfection. It would be so much better looking and easier to wear than my current giant ugly camera bag. I hope I win!
CarlaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm
This is the most perfect camera bag! Love the cross body feature, and it’s so stylish! I’d love to win, but if was not lucky, I am certainly put it on my Xmas list! Tks for sharing the info and the opportunity to win!
Megan WAugust 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Gorgeous! I need this!
NicoleAugust 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Seriously, this bag would change my life! As a photographer, it’s not at all great when your camera bag ruins your outfit. Also something like this is nice, nobody knows what is in there so less chance of bag being stolen. Thanks for offering the giveaway!
johnnyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm
That sure is cute. :D
GwendolynAugust 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm
That’s amazing. It would look great on me. *nods*
DawnAugust 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm
OMG I love this ONA bag!!! Thanks –
LuanaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:30 pm
That is super cute…I would love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity.
ElizaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm
AbbyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Thank you for the chance to win! Fingers crossed I’m getting a new job after being laid off last year. And one of my first purchases is going to be a new camera to photograph my littles!
AgnesAugust 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Such a beautiful bag! I would love to win one. Thanks for running this promotion.
RacheleAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Wow…good timing. I have been desperately trying to find a cute camera bag! I was just browsing today, and this one looks the best I’ve seen so far! My husband just got me the Olympus Pen Camera, and I’d love a cute vintage-y bag to go with it!
julieAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
pick me! pick me! seriously – what a to-die-for bag.
MelissaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
That bag is killer! I’d love to win one. I love that it’s made out of REAL leather – not the fakey stuff that most camera bags seem to be made out of. Good job, ONA!
But seriously. You need to know how absolutely adorable your little family is. Your dress?!? GORGEOUS.
heathergwAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
oh, I LOVE that!!! I also must say that I love your dress too… cute pics!!!
amanda weatherfordAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Love it! Love it! Love it!
JulietteAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
The black would be awesome; what a fabulous giveaway!
JanetAugust 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm
LOVE THE BAG!!!
krystal k.August 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm
the bag looks beautiful, who wouldn’t want it? i do!
JacquiAugust 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm
It is just Fabulous! Such beautiful workmanship in the bag.
JimAugust 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm
HeatherAugust 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm
The bag is gorgeous, and I agree — love that it’s crossbody!
AnnAugust 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm
Beautiful bag! Sounds really functional too. Thanks for an amazing blog – love checking in and learning how to make things lovely!
AllisonAugust 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Oh, it’s gorgeous!
Jenna P.August 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm
I would love this bag. I can cross it over my cross body diaper bag!
StephanieAugust 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm
if I had this i would resume picture-taking!
BrookeAugust 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Too funny, that’s the bag I chose as the one I would want in your “Let’s Get Cute With Our Camera Bags” post. It’s such a pretty bag and I’ve been batting zero trying to find a bag I like for my camera. Thanks for the chance to win such a fab one!
LailaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:35 pm
What a great classic look and that chestnut is such a nice rich color.
VioletAugust 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm
I desperately need a new camera bag! xoxo
JanineAugust 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm
AnnWAugust 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm
I would love to have a camera bag! Right now I keep all my camera accessories and cords in a ziploc baggie. This looks great as a purse. Thanks Ann
BreannaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Oh! I would love the chestnut bag! It’s gorgeous! Hope I win!!!
Lisa BAugust 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm
YES PLEASE!!! Beautiful bag!!!!!!
jenn a.f.August 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm
So cute and handy! Love the design and color.
Kaela WellsAugust 30, 2011 at 2:39 pm
I have been eying that camera bag for weeks!!!!
MercedesAugust 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm
I actually was checking the other day one of your posts on camera bags and I went to the ONA website. My husband bought me a backpack for my camera that probably works really well for man, but not that well for women. I haven’t really used that backpack that much. It is nice, but it doesn’t look cute at all!!!
So… thanks to your post on camera bags I found a new world on camera bags!!! I was checking the Brooklyn and the Hyde Park. They both look very cute and practical.. although if I would have to take one, I would take the BROOKLYN!!!
MartaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm
I love the bag. It is so absolutely fancy and useful!!
katie k mooreAugust 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm
i’d love to win one for my dear photog friend!
GinneanAugust 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm
I have been looking for good camera bag! This one is perfect!
rachaelAugust 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm
wow, what a really really pretty bag!
Raven MathisAugust 30, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Beautiful! I’d love to tote this around Vegas this year at WPPI. :)
micheleAugust 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm
mmm … yes, please! a girl can never have too many cute (camera) bags!
mattAugust 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm
manly looking enough to be unisex too!
KaitlinAugust 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm
I have been hooked on this bag since I first saw it a few months back. I do not have one, but I imagine it would be a very comfortable and durable bag to take around with me wherever I go. Its definitely a bag that would would give me confidence in achieving the perfect shot, it has so many special features! What a great possibility of receiving this, many thanks!
NeusAugust 30, 2011 at 2:42 pm
I’m sure it is the perfect camera bag. The chestnut color goes with everything. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Sarah GilmourAugust 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm
How lovely! The chestnut color is great and it looks functional and chic at the same time!
katie fAugust 30, 2011 at 2:43 pm
beautiful! throwing my hat into the ring… I have no camera bag, so this is very needed!
jenAugust 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Such a lovely bag but out of my price range….for now.
Lisa MAugust 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm
Bless you for having this giveaway! I’ve been loving that bag since your original post. Fantastic.
Jen @ BungaLOVAugust 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm
Great giveaway. I would LOVe to win and store my new camera in this beauty!
LeighAugust 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm
I love the look of the bag, and Jenna P’s comment
BrookeAugust 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm
This would be a dream come true!!
b.a.August 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm
oh my goodness! what a gorgeous gift! i’d love that in chestnut.
Andi RAugust 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm
This would be awesome, thanks for the chance to win!
MelissaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm
What a lovely camera bag. I really like the chesnut color.
Love your dress too!
JessicaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm
It would be the perfect way to carry my new camera as I adventure into the world of big-camera mamas! xoxo.
stacey erinAugust 30, 2011 at 2:46 pm
I have been looking for a stylish camera bag like this since I started shooting 12 years ago! What a perfect size for toting around town or on a trip!
ChrisAugust 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm
RoxaneAugust 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Love this bag – need this bag!
ElanaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm
LOVE this bag in Chestnut!!
LibbeyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Love the camera bag. I do blogging for local paper, and would love to have a bag for on-the-go photo shoots. My camera just died so I’m upgrading the camera — would be lovely to have a killer bag for it!
atoutAugust 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm
What a beautiful bag! I would love to tote this around.
ClaraAugust 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm
It’s a beautiful bag!
CourtneyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm
Gorgeous! I naturally want the black but I think the chestnut is stunning, and I should branch out ;-)
Tracey GAugust 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm
This bag is just GORGEOUS! It’s SO timeless and so
much better than your usual utilitarian camera bag. I would carry this forever!
EmilyHAugust 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Absolutely love the bag. Also love your dress!
PattyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm
LoVe this bag…in chestnut, please.
Lauren SibbaldAugust 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm
I would love this bag in chestnut pretty please!
ScottAugust 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm
Great bag. Chestnut.
Amanda JoyAugust 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm
AH that is so great! I would love the chestnut so very much!
KristinAugust 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Love the bag (and your dress)
AmandaAugust 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm
ohhhh… that bag is oh so pretty
ShannonAugust 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm
That bag is beautiful — classic and versatile!
Your dress in these photos is super cute too :)
KrystalAugust 30, 2011 at 2:54 pm
Oh, I would SOOOO love to win that bag! Pick me!
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