(Anaya Camera Bag Giveaway is in partnership with Anaya. I received a gorgeous leather camera bag through this collaboration, and am excited to give one away, too!) Your Monday just got better because I have an awesome giveaway for you. I haven’t done a giveaway in a while, because I really try to be picky about them and choose items that I know my readers will love as much as I do. Just before I headed to Seattle last month, I realized I was in need of a nice camera bag that would travel well with me and work as a carry-on on the airplane, too. My friend Kelly had shown off her beautiful bag from Anaya and I fell in love with their global style and their fair trade values. I reached out to them and asked if they’d like to work together and they were thrilled to be able to give away one of their beautiful artisan-made bags to one of my lucky readers!
Anaya boasts several styles, uniquely made with leather and vintage fabrics. I chose all leather for my own bag because I was headed to Seattle, known for rain, and I thought it might do better than fabric that would soak up water. The warm brown leather was perfect and worked well with all of my outfits, and when I asked Chris to carry it for a bit, it was masculine enough for him as well.
The style that I chose is the “India” and one of the reasons I selected it was that it’s convertible… I can use as a shoulder bag, tote bag, or back pack. We ended up using it most as a back pack which was easiest as we walked all through the city. The leather has the perfect worn patina and smells amazing.
As I mentioned, it also comes in fantastic colorful vintage global fabric, such as this one available now on their website.
If you prefer a cleaner style, they feature a couple more in their inventory as well, like this Aurora. Check out those birds!
The interior of their bags are securely lined and feature removable inserts to safely stow your lenses. For our trip, I loaded a couple of lenses, my camera, and also had plenty of room for a couple of books, my wallet, tic tacs, lip balm, my glasses, and all the other little essentials. This bag was a lifesaver.
Anaya also features camera straps made with the same type of vibrant fabric. When I went away with Kelly a couple weeks ago, she was kind enough to give me a beautiful new strap for my camera. Since my camera is in this photo, pardon the cell phone image. In all of my years blogging I’ve just used the standard Canon strap that came with the camera, but this one is life-changing and feels so much gentler on my neck.
And the best news is, of course, that Anaya is going to give one of you the camera bag of your choice!
HOW TO ENTER:
Simply head over to the Anaya’s Instagram page and make sure you are following them! Once you have followed them, come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you follow. Please make sure that you’ve left an email address in the comment form so that I can contact you. I will be checking to make sure that you do follow.
Once you’ve followed and already left a comment letting me know, you can visit their website and let me know which bag you would choose, or what other item is your favorite on their site.
This giveaway will be open through Saturday April 8, and the winner will be contacted on Monday April 10. Best of luck!