I decided that these crossbody camera bags are the best bags

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.

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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

  1. Top zip closure
  2. Crossbody strap
  3. 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 Leather Timeless Camera Case Bag

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Timeless Camera Case, $2795 at Fashionphile

Chanel Caviar Medium Coco Tassel Camera Case Bag

Chanel Caviar Medium Coco Tassel Camera Case Bag, $4225 at Fashionphile

Louis Vuitton New Wave Camera Bag

Louis Vuitton New Wave Camera Bag, $1,800

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Saintonge Bag

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Saintonge Bag, $1350 at Fashionphile

Saint Laurent Women's Lou Matelassé Quilted Leather Camera Bag

Saint Laurent Women’s Lou Matelassé Quilted Leather Camera Bag, $1150

Prada Quilted Leather Camera Bag

Prada Quilted Camera Bag, $1250

Gucci Soho Disco Bag, $1190


Camera Bags Under $1000

Gucci Black GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag

Gucci Black GG Marmont 2.0 Matelassé Leather Shoulder Bag, $980

Saint Laurent Black on Black Mini Lou Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag

Saint Laurent Mini Lou Quilted Leather Crossbody Bag, $995

Balenciaga Everyday Camera Bag

Balenciaga Large Everyday Camera Bag, $995

Stella McCartney Star Quilted Camera Bag

Stella McCartney Star Quilted Faux Leather Camera Bag, $895

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Leather Camera Bag

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio Leather Camera Bag, $730

Valentino Rockstud Camera Bag

Valentino Rockstud Camera Bag, $715 on Fashionphile


Camera Bags Under $500

Kate Spade Medium Polly Camera Bag Under $500

Kate Spade New York Pink Medium Polly Camera Bag, $248

Tory Burch McGraw Camera Bag

Tory Burch McGraw Camera Bag, $298

Coach Camera Bag, $250

Marc Jacobs Black Snapshot Camera Bag under 500

Marc Jacobs Snapshot, $367

Clare V Jaguar Print Midi Sac Camera Bag Camera Bag Under $500

Clare V Midi Sac Camera Bag, $299

Leatherology Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag Under $200

Leatherology Meadow Double Zip Camera Bag, $190+

Treasure & Bond Alex Pebbled Leather Camera Bag

Treasure & Bond Alex Camera Bag, $89

Becca Risa Luna

Seattle-based fashion writer and personal essayist. Likes designer handbags, glaring openness, and subtle vulgarity.

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