Baggin’ Out: THEIT Bossi Bag

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Every girl needs a good purse (or 12). Whether you’re going for groceries or running from class to class, they are simply essential for holding all your, uh, essentials. Each week, I’m going to show you a fashionable, yet functional purse for the college crowd and let you know why you absolutely need it! I apologize ahead of time to your bank account.

As a blogger, I hold a special place in my heart for my camera. It allows me to capture all the wonderful things I’m blogging about and share them with the world! That being said, I’ve never had a proper camera bag; I just kind of toss my digi into my purse when I’m on the go or, even nerdier, sport it around my neck! I know – bad blogger! My main issue with camera bags is that they look like camera bags: stiff, boring and usually made of something cheap like nylon. Carrying around a traditional camera bag would destroy my look!

And that general sentiment is exactly what led to the creation of THEIT!

Nicole Farjardo came up with the idea for THEIT while working as a international flight attendant. She had the same issues as me: she wanted to carry around her heavy-duty camera to capture all the great sights she got to see, but couldn’t find a fashionable camera bag. So she created one herself. It’s really a simple concept, to make a camera bag stylish, but since launching THEIT last year, it already it has become something of a sensation!

The name is clearly a play on words (The It) and homegirl is Canadian. (Holla!) Currently, the company only produces one style of bag, but does it so, so well. The Bossi bag is a classic purse, with the option of functioning as a camera bag. That’s right: the organizer inside slips out and leaves the bag to be used as an everyday purse. Now that is the definition of function! The organizer itself is also adjustable, so it will suit any camera and lens.

Bottom line: Even if you’re not a shutterbug, this purse could still be for you!

See that organizer? Completely removable!

Tada! Now there is loads of room for all your things.

The outside features a quilted synthetic with a diamond pattern and lots of storage. Two zip pockets on one side and a single zip pocket on the reverse guarantee that you will stay organized. As for toting it around, you have two options (of course!): Use the normal handles to hold it like a satchel or attach the removable chain strap with comfortable shoulder piece if you’re on the go! I’ll say it again: this purse DEFINES function. And just to top it all off, there is a removable tassle that matches the exterior. Love is in the details, people.

THEIT has truly hit it out of the park with this one. This purse is so unassuming, with no loud colors or bright bells and whistles, but it totally packs a punch. The dimensions are 14 L x 9 H x 6 D, making it a medium-to-large sized satchel. I’m 5’8 and this one looks great on me, but could be considered a big bag for someone a bit shorter. It comes in three neutral colors, black, white and fawn (taupe), to guarantee that you will be able to wear your Bossi bag with every single outfit imaginable.

See? Not too big, not too small.

If you’re in the market for a stylish camera bag OR just looking for a nice, everyday bag with lots of fun features, THEIT Bossi bag is the one for you! You can purchase it as www.lovetheit.com for a cool $159 (Canadian). Obvi, I’ve already gotten mine.

Check out Alex’s other must-have-bags (and say goodbye to your savings account) here.

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