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ONA Brooklyn Camera Bag (Giveaway)

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!

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  • sukanya
    September 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I love love love the chestnut one

  • Ali
    September 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I sooo need a cute camera bag! Thanks for doing the review on some great options!

  • melanie
    September 1, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    what a gorgeous bag – of course, i’d have to have it in black.

  • Hien Hoan
    September 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    This bag is so gorgeous, leather’s always spin my mind. I cannot imagine how wonderful my life if I had this bag as a partner (:

  • chelsea
    September 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I’d love it – perfect for my new camera!

  • Ana Luisa Pesserl
    September 1, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I’m having my second baby next month and would really looove to have that stylish bag to carry my things for my mommy/babies photoshoots!

  • Carla
    September 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve been slowly falling in love with my DSLR camera. I had it over a year but was too intimidated to use it; imagine! This would make it so chic and easy to tote around. Crossing fingers and toes =)

  • Angee C.
    September 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Wow! That bag is gorgeous! Love it. :D

  • Mandy
    September 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Too cute for words! And I’m not even talking about that killer bag…..

  • nole
    September 1, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Such a beautiful camera bag! It would be perfect for all of my trade show visits!

  • Penny Sheehan
    September 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Love the bag… I got a new camera for Christmas and the bag us ugly!!!!

  • Audrey
    September 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This would go perfect with my new camera! Thanks!

  • Jenny
    September 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    That would be amazing for my new camera!

  • Angela
    September 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I love these pics! Perfect for this bag giveaway!

  • Aimee
    September 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Oh my goodness, it’s the perfect camera bag!

    Love the photos by the way.

  • Cristin
    September 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I would LOVE a camera bag like this!

  • Hilda H
    September 2, 2011 at 12:04 am

    That side-pocket would make grabbing a notebook for some quick inspirational doodles so much easier! Beautiful bag! :)

  • Nicole
    September 2, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Great looking bag and so functional! My camera needs a cozy place to hide when not in use :)

  • Simone
    September 2, 2011 at 12:24 am

    That is a sweet camera bag! I am in love! I would buy a new camera for the bag.

  • Trina venard
    September 2, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Love the bag and the giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jen
    September 2, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Oh, that bag is stunning! My camera would have room to grow!

    September 2, 2011 at 12:44 am

    The color is amazing and the look is quite vintage. I love it!

  • Jen {fuzzy sushi}
    September 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

    This might be the most handsome camera bag I’ve ever seen!

  • Andrea
    September 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I love the ONA bag, the classic masculine styling is perfect with the smaller shape. I want one so badly!

  • Analu Valois
    September 2, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I’d like to win the camera bag in chestnut!

  • Drella
    September 2, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Wow, open to international entrants? ONA rocks! Thank you Nicole, for hosting the giveaway :D

  • Anne-Marie T
    September 2, 2011 at 1:16 am

    It’s beautiful. Please count me in.

  • Sharon S.
    September 2, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Great giveaway. What a beautiful bag.

  • Wrenaria
    September 2, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Gorgeous bag! Love the chestnut one!

  • Abbie
    September 2, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Love the camera bag! It’s the perfect neutral… and I love that it doesn’t scream that there’s a camera inside. perfect!

  • KatieP
    September 2, 2011 at 1:57 am

    I’ve been looking for a camera that would fit it with the lens attached, thanks!

  • nini sarmiento
    September 2, 2011 at 2:12 am

    super cute bag! i love it

  • Suzy Q
    September 2, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I have a b-day wish for a beautiful Chestnut Brooklyn Camera Bag. Maybe, just maybe, my b-day wish will come true this September!!!

  • Julie
    September 2, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Love the bag! It would be perfect with my chocolate coat.

  • zen
    September 2, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Awww~~so in love with this bag!!! perfect for me & my camera!!

  • Adrienne
    September 2, 2011 at 3:30 am

    So excited that I can enter internationally and join the draw for the bag that says “yes I do really love my camera”.

  • Burcu Tuncer
    September 2, 2011 at 4:24 am

    lovely bags. I would love to have it in black:)

  • Elinor
    September 2, 2011 at 4:44 am

    What a great bag! Fab giveaway, thanks for the chance to win :)

  • Agnieszka
    September 2, 2011 at 6:08 am

    The bags are great! I would relove to win a chestnut one!

  • Traveling Mama
    September 2, 2011 at 6:53 am

    wow! I want one today!!

  • Sophia
    September 2, 2011 at 6:58 am

    The chestnut one looks great! I want such a bag for my camera as well !

  • Lauren
    September 2, 2011 at 7:03 am

    This would be perfect for my trip to Seattle!

  • Helen
    September 2, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I’d love love LOVE the black one :)

  • anthie papathanasiou
    September 2, 2011 at 7:35 am

    i just love it…i would love to win a chestnut one!!!

  • lidnsay p
    September 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I love that bag, it’s gorgeous!

  • Julie
    September 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

  • Charlotte K
    September 2, 2011 at 7:59 am

    #2253 comment. Well… it’s better chances than the lottery. ;) Love this bag btw.

  • Ariel A
    September 2, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Would be a great bag for my camera, especially when I am taking pictures for my blog

  • Kim Landsborough
    September 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I need this camera bag to take photos of my newborn girl, Edie! Love it!

  • Kristen Brassard
    September 2, 2011 at 8:19 am

    This bag is beautiful! I’d love to own one. WOW! Lots of entries! That will be one very lucky person!!!

  • Gigi
    September 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I’d like to enter.

  • Carolyn
    September 2, 2011 at 8:24 am

    What a fabulous and fashionable idea for a camera bag. Sure better then those ugly things sold in the camera stores…. or wrapped in a towel and stuffed in my bag!

  • sara
    September 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

    love it!! and totally love that dress you’re wearing…

  • Karin Wold
    September 2, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Love this bag! I always end up hanging my big camera around my neck, and it doesn’t look very chic! It would be great to have a stylish bag instead!

  • Mary Kate
    September 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Love your blog and that bag is gorgeous!

  • sunny
    September 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

    What a perfect bag!

    Also, your dress is beautiful. I love, love, love all the colors in it.

  • Kaitlin
    September 2, 2011 at 8:55 am

    LOVE the look of this camera bag! And very gender neutral so my husband could carry it too! =)

  • kelsey
    September 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

    What a gorgeous bag! I’d love to own that beauty!

  • Ciara Fitzgibbon
    September 2, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Oooh how lovely! Pick me!! xx

  • MrsADS
    September 2, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I’m in love, please enter me :)!

  • Laurie
    September 2, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I LOVE this bag!! :)

  • Dan H.
    September 2, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Nice bag! Pick me!

  • lisa cox
    September 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

    What a great bag. I would love it!!!!

  • stacy
    September 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

  • Leila
    September 2, 2011 at 9:52 am


  • Allison
    September 2, 2011 at 10:08 am

    It’s gorgeous, just what I need.

  • Sarah
    September 2, 2011 at 10:12 am

    It would be rad to win this! Love your blog!

  • Sunya
    September 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

    How adorable and perfect. Love this bag! Thanks for the giveaway. ;-)

  • Laura
    September 2, 2011 at 10:22 am

    BEAUTIFUL camera bag! So very lovely, and what a generous giveaway!

  • Lindsay
    September 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Oooh, I would love this bag. And a copy of your dress to go along with it, please! :)

  • Jenn
    September 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

    This bag is gorgeous…my camera would be so happy to travel in it!!

  • Heather
    September 2, 2011 at 10:57 am

    So chic, so functional, so perfect! Fingers crossed.

  • Janet Payne
    September 2, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I LOVE this bag. It would be a joy to own such a great bag!

  • Michelle
    September 2, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I would love the bag in Chestnut! I am on the hunt for a great camera bag and ONA’s Brooklyn Bag is just b-e-a-utiful!

  • rita
    September 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

    What a gorgeous bag – would make a perfect office bag too

  • Christine
    September 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Oh hello beautiful :]

  • Brittany
    September 2, 2011 at 11:45 am

    LOVE your blog and LOVE this bag! Hope I win :)

  • Claire
    September 2, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I’d love one of those! What a great giveaway!

  • Ida Mae
    September 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    What a nice looking bag! I’d love one :)

  • jessica
    September 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    oh, it’s beautiful!

  • gosia
    September 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm


  • Lindsay
    September 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Enter me please!

  • Dianne Nelson
    September 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    That is really lovely! I had no idea this company even existed! Thanks for the info, and the chance to win. :)

  • Valentina
    September 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I love this bag! The chestnut is sooo beautiful. Yesterday I was thinking how hard is it to find nice camera bags in Chile (where I live). I wish I could win this one!
    BTW, I LOVE that dress. Want it now.


  • Elia
    September 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Would love this beautiful camera bag..chestnut.

  • Kelly G
    September 2, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I would LOVE to win this bag! My poor camera lives in an ugly nikon bag. It needs a prettier home…

  • Kate doForno
    September 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Oooh what a beautiful bag! I’d love to win it!

  • Caitlin
    September 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I would love this bag because it could hold camera stuff and kid stuff (I am 36 weeks preggo with my first, a girl). AND I am a teacher so I feel this bag is quite teacherly in a cute way and not a flaking-lipstick-khakis-and-ugly-blouse kind of way.

  • Paola
    September 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    This is so lovely! I’ve been on the lookout for a stylish camera bag like this!

  • nikki
    September 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    crossing my fingers…

  • MademoiselleG
    September 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Oooouh. I’ve been searching for a pretty and functional bag for a long time! Count me in!

  • Tina
    September 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Great blog and bag!

  • Carol
    September 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, that camera case sounds like it is thoughtfully constructed, and it’s beautiful besides!
    Please enter me for the giveaway.

  • Victoria white
    September 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    How divine, it would be well taken care of.:)

  • Victoria white
    September 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    How divine!

  • Kiley
    September 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    i love, love, love this bag–it would be so wonderful not to feel like a dorky-dork schelping my camera around.

  • Ally Bench
    September 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    This bag is GORGEOUS! I am in desperate need of a new purse and would love to win :)

  • Elizabeth J.
    September 2, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    What a great looking bag! I love that it looks like a ’40s school bag. :)

  • Cinthya
    September 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Lovely bag

  • Mayu
    September 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    love this bag! would love to own it. much more versatile than the one i have now (it worked well when i had one child, but with a five year old and 7 month old twins, its just not as easy to use).

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