As Labor Day signals the end of summer, September's going to be a busy month. New York Fashion Week begins next week, followed by Photokina in Cologne, where some of the hottest new products of the year will be announced.
While it's too early to report on the mid-September Photokina news, it's the perfect time to think about how photographers can bring a little fashion into their lives.
Ona's The Palma combines form and function in a relatively compact cross-body bag.
Constructed of high quality leather with gold accents, it weighs a sturdy 1.9 pounds and measures 11 x 8 x 5.5 inches (exterior).
Its interior padding can be customized and measures 10.5 x 7 x 5 inches. The Palma can hold up to a mid-sized DSLR, a lens or two and personal items, along with a tablet slid into a dedicated front pocket. Although you won't be able to pack a full kit in this satchel, it's the perfect size for the basics you'll need for an engagement or portrait/family shoot at a nearby park or around town.
The adjustable cross-body strap comes with a shoulder pad in the same cognac leather but can be tucked inside the bag for storage or when you want to carry the bag by its handle. Ona is known for its stylish designs and gorgeous leather construction, so expect to pay a little more than some other bags on the market. But The Palma, like other Ona leather bags, is an excellent investment. Its classic looks will never go out of fashion and it's so well made that you'll be using this bag for a long, long time.
Price: $329, www.onabags.com