This bag is pretty amazing. I’ve been loyal to some other staples for a long time and although I am still pleased with my trusty sidekicks, the Bianca Alles bag offered some cool features that those other bags do not.
There’s just a special ‘je ne sais quoi’ about a deviation from the norm that feels fun, special, and promotes the desire of getting to know something new. This bag fulfills all of the above. I am still discovering new compartments and ways to use the infinite amount of space. Probably the best of all, the Bianca is an expert shapeshifter. It’s part doctor’s bag, part equipment tote, and part backpack (You’ll remember my new found love of backpacks here).
Alles bags were started by a mother-daughter team (yay- more lady bosses!) who were less than thrilled about ways to tote all of their stuff to and from photo shoots (the daughter is a model). Hence, they came up with a wide variety of bags, including camera bags, that are ideal for travel and can store a lot in a contained space that fits in your hand or on your back.
Here are the 3 things I love best about this bag:
The Zip-Off Box
Clearly, the most distinct part of this bag, the Zip-Off box, is genius. I’m sure most people use it for shoes, but I am thinking about all the ways I can utilize this boxy area when traveling (I put my DSL camera in here will shooting this article). It’s sturdy and holds the weight of the top portion of the bag well. I’m even thinking about the ways I can have my daughter use it as a tray table play space so her Legos don’t go flying all over the plane! It’s also a convenient place to store the backpack straps.
Color combo choices
The Bianca, in particular, has some great color blocking choices. Additionally, when you attach the bottom, it looks like a whole new bag with the addition of more black. They offer 3 different versions of their backpack/ bag combs. Have a looksy here.
A place for everything and everything in its place
I swear, every time I use my Bianca, I find a new zipper or pouch. I’m a sucker for compartments and having everything tucked into a specific space so I can find stuff with just my hands. There are both pockets on the inside and outside and everything on the outside zips up for safety. This is going to bring peace of mind the next time I lay the bag down on the airport x-ray machine.
Although Alles offered me a sweet little discount, the Bianca speaks for itself and lends to all of my own opinions that you have read here. I can’t wait to try it out as a carry-on for a flight next month!