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9 Stylish Camera Bags You’ll Actually Want to Use

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When you have to lug around a DSLR and multiple lenses, there aren’t that many stylish options—or so you might think. But dig a little deeper and you may be surprised at the attractive-yet-protective camera bags you can take along on your next trip.

A Camera Bag for Multiple Lenses

Hanover camera bag from Jo Totes
Johansen

The Hanover bag from Jo Totes is perfect for carrying around all of your lenses. It’s made from water-resistant nylon and black leather. The camera insert is removable, making the $119 bag an extra good investment because you can also carry it like a normal purse. 

Top Features: Removable shoulder strap, shoulder pad, camera insert, and crossbody straps. Zips close and also can fit a 13″ laptop.

A Water-Resistant Camera Bag

ONA

The Brixton from ONA is made of water-resistant waxed canvas and leather. It can fit up to three lenses and a 13″ laptop, and has four removable dividers so you can customize the bag to fit your specific camera needs. At $289, it’s on the expensive side, but it’s a great investment for quality and size.

Top Features: Unique handcrafted quality and antique brass tuck-clasp closure. Side weather flaps provide extra protection.

A Compact Camera Bag

Drew-Roma Neoprene Camera Bag from Haute Shore
Lori's

The Drew-Roma Neoprene Camera Bag from Haute Shore is compact for smaller cameras or for when you’re traveling without lenses. The exterior zipper pocket holds separate items that could scratch your camera, like keys and cards.

Top Features: The neoprene material and extendable strap. It’s a top quality bag at $46.95 with metal hardware, zipper closure, and decorative accents.

A Carry-All Camera Bag

The Capri II Camera Tote from ONA
ONA

The stylish Capri tote is a perfect carry-all if you’re traveling with a lot of personal items. It can fit up to three lenses, a tablet or 11″ laptop, and smaller personal items. At $269 from ONA, it’s on the more expensive side–but it’s also made of handcrafted waxed canvas and leather.

Top Features: The leather handles, zip closure, and detachable crossbody strap.

A Camera Bag for a Luxe Look

Tan leather camera bag from Lo & Sons
Lo & Sons

The Claremont Leather Camera Bag from Lo & Sons is designed specifically to fit a DSLR with extra internal padding for protection. It can also fit a small extra lens and has a separate back zipper pocket, two front pockets for memory cards, and a hanging SD memory card holder.

Top Features: While the leather material puts it at a $300 price tag, the leather and design make it the ultimate camera bag for the fashion-conscious traveler.

A Lightweight Crossbody Camera Bag

Le Foulonné Leather Camera Crossbody Bag
Nordstrom Rack

Longchamps’s Le Foulonné Leather Camera Crossbody Bag is the perfect compact camera bag for easy access. Its zip-top closure allows you to quickly pull out your camera for that perfect shot.

Top Features: The leather exterior and adjustable strap are nice features and the no-frills design makes it easy to take only what you need and keep it organized.

A Heavy-Duty Camera Bag

The Runner Camera Backpack from Brevite
Brevite

While stylish over-the-shoulder camera bags are great for travel, sometimes you need something a little heartier. Function meets fashion in The Runner from Brevite, a camera backpack that’s designed to carry all of your gear without weighing your down.

Top Features: It’s spacious design (17″ x 11″ x 5.5″) and segmented equipment compartment keeps your gear organized and safe.

An Inexpensive Camera Bag Option

Leather cross-body bag from Laura Di Maggio
TJ Maxx

This compact leather crossbody from Laura Di Maggio is an inexpensive option at $29.99 from T. J. Maxx. It has a separate interior pocket and it would fit a DSLR comfortably.

Top Features: The strap is detachable so this bag can double as a toiletry bag or case for other travel items.

A Colorful Camera Bag

Finn Citron-Stripe Camera Bag from Cynthia Rowley
Walmart

The Finn Citron-Stripe Camera Bag from Cynthia Rowley is colorful fashion choice if you’re looking to make a statement. The bag allows for easy camera access with the zip-top closure, and its lambskin material and twill lining are good protective fabrics for your camera.

Top Features: The two separate pockets are great for organizing your personal items, lenses, and camera body. And, right now the bag is on sale for $44.80 from Nemian Marcus Last Call.

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