You guys, I have a confession to make: I’m in love with a bag. No, for reals. I am. And for good reason. I have found the most perfect camera bag that exists on the market today. It’s the Audrey-Lu from 3ANNIES. I own the gun metal grey color, but it comes in a wide variety of fun and bright hues.
The bag is gorgeous. What set my heart on the Audrey-Lu is that, unlike competing bags, this one is crafted from high quality leather, nothing faux about it. You can smell the richness of it the moment the bag arrives, protected in a cute dust cover. Oh, but that’s just the tippy top of the iceberg, friends. I practically tore through the packaging to get to my prized bag. From the moment I picked it up, I was impressed with the quality. The bag is fairly heavy, as one would expect a leather bag to be.
The exterior of the bag features two handy pockets: one zippered back pocket (suitable for carrying an iPad), and one small side pocket on each end (I use those for my phone).
There is but one downside (okay, maybe two) I have come up with after over a month of using the bag: it is heavy. When all of my camera equipment + my wallet and phone are inside, the bag is very heavy to carry. It causes my shoulder to hurt within fifteen minutes. But…I would expect a leather bag to be heavy. And, to me, the weight is an acceptable tradeoff for the quality. The second thing that might give a potential consumer pause is the price. This is a camera bag of the highest quality and the price reflects that. You know what they say: you get what you pay for.
Disclosure: I paid cash money for my 3ANNIES bag (or, you know, credit card money, whatever). I was not asked to do a review, but wanted to share my opinion because I just love the product so very much.