ONA Bowery Bag Review and Giveaway

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I’ve long admired ONA bags for their elegant yet understated look; their line of camera bags combines good looks and functionality with a bit of old school charm.  Incredibly stylish for sure, ONA’s fine camera bags are ruggedly built and combine form with function in the most practical way.

The Bowery bag is their newest offering and while it’s the smallest in the line it’s certainly one of the most versatile as it does double duty as a carry around camera bag and a larger bag insert.

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With its unisex design, the Bowery will appeal to photographers and camera enthusiasts alike who are looking for a light-weight around-town bag.

It’s the perfect bag for frequent travelers who want an inconspicuous camera bag that also fits in their suitcases to protect their gear in- transit.  Simply detach the strap from the sides and the padded Bowery sits comfortably inside larger bags, keeping your precious gear safe and sound.

The signature waxed canvas is weatherproof and has a sturdy feel, while the leather and antique brass accents add an irresistible charm.  The padding that lines the inside of the bag provides great protection for your camera and lenses.

Ona The Bowery Bag

While it’s not a large bag, the Bowery will comfortably hold a full-sized DSLR with a medium sized lens attached and a second lens along with a few small accessories.  Or ditch the DSLR and use this as a stylish way to tote your camera phone, accessories and wallet for everyday use.

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The Bowery sits comfortably over your shoulder or worn messenger style thanks to the wide adjustable strap.

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A functional yet stylish camera bag that does double duty as a larger bag insert and everyday walk-around bag the ONA Bowery does not disappoint and thanks to the wonderful people over at ONA I have one for you to win!


THE WINNER IS – Shasta Philpot.  Congratualtions Shasta, I hope you enjoy your new ONA bag!

Required Entry: For a chance to win leave a comment here, whatever you’d like.  For example tell me what your favorite bag is.

The required entry must be done otherwise any extra entries will not count.

Extra Entries:

1. “Like” Gourmande in the Kitchen on Facebook.*

2. “Like” ONA Bags on Facebook.

3. Follow @gourmandeinthek on Twitter and tweet the following : Win an @onabags Bowery camera bag from @gourmandeinthek  http://bit.ly/bowerybag #giveaway

4. Follow on ONA Bags on Twitter.

5. Follow Gourmande in the Kitchen on Pinterest or Instagram. *

6. Subscribe to Gourmande in the Kitchen updates by email, or subscribe to my RSS feed.*

PLEASE REMEMBER: Leave a separate comment for EACH of your entries or only one entry will be counted.

*If you already follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest and/or already subscribe to Gourmande in the Kitchen let me know as well, since this counts as an entry.
Giveaway starts on 10/10/2012 and will run until 10/17/2012 at 11:59 pm PST.

Official Rules:
To enter leave a comment.  Open to US residents only.
One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random. I will email the winner and they will have up to 3 days to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.
One winner will be selected at random to receive an ONA Bowery bag.
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
Sponsors are as follows: ONA
Disclaimer: I was provided with a camera bag  for the purposes of this review, all opinions are my own. 

* select images courtesy of ONA.


  1. Lynn says

    Love the bag!! Maybe this would make me remember to bring my camera to all my childrens events more often than I do!!

  2. Kimberly C says

    I really like the simple, clean look and it’s a great size for those days you just don’t want to lug around a big camera bag.

  3. says

    I havent heard of Ona before but I will have to look into them. The Brixton – their messenger bag is adorable and looks so comfortable. I really need to ask Santa for a good and fashionable Camera bag. I feel like when I toss it in my purse it’s not safe enough, and I love my camera bag, but it really screams camera bag. Here’s fingers crossed 😀

  4. Sylvie says

    Great classic bag. If I win it I will gift it to my talented niece who is just an excellent photographer and would be able to travel in style with this great bag:)

  5. says

    you always have the most amazing giveaways but this one has to be my favorite! Oh I am crossing my fingers. I follow you to the moon and back! LOL! Seriously, follow you everywhere and now following ONA

  6. says

    That is a really nice bag! I am going to mention, again, that I just bought a DSLR and it’s crying to be put in a stylish bag. 😉 No pressure. again 😉

  7. Julia says

    I’ve been looking for a bag like this for quite a while now. I already follow you on FB and have followed you everywhere else now! xfingerscrossedx