The first camera bag I remember was a vintage Chanel chain/leather crossbody bag with a leather tassel on the side of the bag. As an adult, I gravitate towards small, easy to carry crossbody bags. In this article, I’ll feature my favorite bands available on the market right now.
These small, rectangular crossbody bags got their name from holding cameras (when they were larger than our iPhones). Now, they are a classic silhouettes that come in a variety of price points… but we’re still calling them camera bags. By definition, all of our phones are camera bags, but whatever.
jump to: designer camera bags | camera bags under $1000 | camera bags under $500
What is a camera bag?
Contrary to the name, these won’t fit your SLR camera, but they will fit your phone, wallet, and anything you need for a day out. They are larger than a wallet on a chain but smaller than a shoulder bag.
Features of a camera bag
- Top zip closure
- Crossbody strap
- Rectangular silhouette (usually with rounded corners)
And just about every brand makes one! Here are a few of my favorites:
Best Designer Camera Bags
Chanel Quilted Lambskin Timeless Camera Case, $2795 at Fashionphile
Chanel Caviar Medium Coco Tassel Camera Case Bag, $4225 at Fashionphile
Louis Vuitton New Wave Camera Bag, $1,800
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Saintonge Bag, $1350 at Fashionphile
Saint Laurent Women’s Lou Matelassé Quilted Leather Camera Bag, $1150
Prada Quilted Camera Bag, $1250
Camera Bags Under $1000
Gucci Black GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag, $980
Saint Laurent Mini Lou Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag, $995
Balenciaga Large Everyday Camera Bag, $995
Stella McCartney Star Quilted Faux Leather Camera Bag, $895
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Leather Camera Bag, $730
Valentino Rockstud Camera Bag, $715 on Fashionphile
Camera Bags Under $500
Kate Spade New York Pink Medium Polly Camera Bag, $248
Tory Burch McGraw Camera Bag, $298
Clare V Midi Sac Camera Bag, $299
Leatherology Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag, $190+