Do you want a camera bag that doesn't really look like a camera bag? There's nothing that says your bag must be boring and black - there are plenty of purses and handbags that are actually stylish camera bags!
If you have a camera bag you don't like, you probably won't be eager to take your camera when you're heading out. But you don't have to compromise style for security and protection: you can absolutely find a beautiful DSLR camera purse with good padding and dividers.
Here are 15 stylish camera bags for women!
- 1. Large Vintage Purse Camera Bag
- 2. Pink Hobo Crossbody Bag
- 3. JoTotes Gracie Purse
- 4. Crossbody Leather Camera Bag
- 5. Kelly Moore Woodstock Bag
- 6. Jo Totes Missie in Mint
- 7. MegaGear Leather Mini Satchel
- 8. Billingham DSLR Camera Bag
- 9. Jo Totes Allison Crossbody Bag
- 10. Gatta Christie Noir Bag
- 11. Tog & Mini Tog Bag
- 12. Mirrorless/DSLR Camera Purse
- 13. JoTotes Wyndham Street Bag
- 14. Chocolate Brown Leather Messenger Bag
- 15. Red Crocodile Messenger Bag
- More Stylish Camera Bag Brands
1. Large Vintage Purse Camera Bag
This is a large, handbag-style purse, that can be carried with its top handles or a shoulder strap. The inside of the bags has a super cute floral pattern which adds a nice touch. No more hiding your bag in pictures!
- Fits standard DSLR with lens and small accessories
- Padded dividers that can be removed, if you want to use the bag as a purse
- Can be carried by the top handles, worn over the shoulder, or as a crossbody bag
- Comes in fun colors like aqua, yellow, red, black, and classic or textured brown
2. Pink Hobo Crossbody Bag
There is always a place for a pretty pink bag in my closet. This exquisite pink bag is super classy, and no one will know it hides your camera gear.
This DSLR Camera Purse also comes in black!
- Comes with two straps, so you can switch between long and short for crossbody or hobo style shoulder bag
- Has an interior padded camera case to keep a camera and 1-2 lenses safe
- Easily one of the more stylish camera bags for women we've seen. It's a discreet purse that doesn't put a target on your back.
3. JoTotes Gracie Purse
This is the camera purse I used when I first got a DSLR. It's amazing! You can configure the interior spaces to fit your camera perfectly, and still have room for other things. I found it to be super feminine and pretty - and I got plenty of compliments on my "purse" too!
Here's my full review of the Gracie from Jo Totes.
- Real leather exterior with soft cotton interior
- Protective foam inside and metal feet on the bottom to keep the bag sturdy
- Seven pockets that give you plenty of space for your camera, gear, and everyday essentials
- Comes in several different colors of vegan leather, including cognac, black, mint, and others.
- Note: There is no designated pocket or space for a tripod or water bottle
4. Crossbody Leather Camera Bag
This handmade bag has gorgeous craftsmanship and details. It has structure and tons of pockets! Plus, the real leather will just get better with time. This is definitely one of my favorite stylish camera bags on the list.
- Removable padded interior case protects standard DSLR and small accessories
- Multiple zippered, flap, and slip pockets for other daily essentials
- Can be carried by the top handle or worn crossbody or as a shoulder bag
- Note: Side pockets don't stretch so what you can fit inside is limited
5. Kelly Moore Woodstock Bag
This two-tone satchel is so pretty! I love the unique styling and colors. It can be carried several ways.
- The bag has nineteen different pockets of varying size
- Fits a tablet or laptop up to 15"
- Holds a pro camera and 2-3 lenses
- No tripod or water bottle pockets
6. Jo Totes Missie in Mint
This camera and laptop bag can hold everything you need for a long day! It comes in this trendy mint color that is so fun.
- Laptop sleeve for a 15" laptop
- Room for a camera and several lenses
- Protective foam and adjustable dividers
7. MegaGear Leather Mini Satchel
I love the different colors of leather available in this crossbody bag. It's got a beautiful purse look and is perfect for a short outing with your gear.
Some cheaper bags have a buckle just for show and rely on velcro instead, but this stylish bag has a real quick-release buckle that keeps everything secure.
- Luxurious leather - it will only get more soft and supple with time
- Mini size for carrying just your camera along, but can also fit an additional small lens or battery
- Comes in black, blue, brown, maroon, mink, olive
- Closes securely with a quick-release buckle
- Removable divider and crossbody strap
8. Billingham DSLR Camera Bag
Need something small but not lacking style? This compact bag gives all the right impressions.
- Constructed from 3-layer material with real leather buckle and fixings
- Soft, padded, removable insert to separate and protect camera equipment
- Adjustable front pockets and 5-year manufacturers guarantee
- Note: This is a small bag, so you won't have a lot of space for extra items.
9. Jo Totes Allison Crossbody Bag
This is another winner from the Jo Totes brand! The Allison has a slim profile, comes in brown or black, and has three zippered exterior pockets.
- Looks like a fashionable purse, not a camera bag
- Several zippered pockets outside and adjustable dividers inside
- Big enough to fit a camera, several extra lenses, and an iPad
- Padded crossbody strap
- Black or brown vegan leather
10. Gatta Christie Noir Bag
No one will guess that this mini backpack is actually a DSLR camera purse!
- Can fit a standard DSLR camera with a lens attached
- 5 interior pockets and a zippered pocket on the back for extra accessories
- Don't forget to grab the interior dividers which are sold separately
- Note: It's good for street use, but the unpadded straps might not be comfortable for long-term wear.
11. Tog & Mini Tog Bag
A stylish bag that doesn't even look like a camera bag! This London-based company makes a gorgeous bag that can stash a ton of gear.
This bag comes in two sizes - the Large and the Mini. It also comes in black, stone, or tan leather.
- Plenty of room for a camera and lenses, with lots of customizable dividers.
- Front zip pocket for small accessories and separate pocket in the back for a tablet
- Side access for your camera body
- Tripod and laptop pockets
12. Mirrorless/DSLR Camera Purse
This real leather camera purse is both beautiful and functional. Although it's on the smaller side, it's a good option for a stylish camera bag if you have a mirrorless setup or a small camera.
- Real black or brown leather
- Small shoulder bag or crossbody style
- Fits enthusiast-level cameras or mirrorless bodies, plus 1-2 lenses. The adjustable dividers can help you adjust it for your needs.
- Note: It uses a magnetic clasp instead of a zipper to close the bag. If you're worried about security, you might want to choose a different style.
13. JoTotes Wyndham Street Bag
Not all stylish bags are small. This one is quite large!
This Wyndham shoulder bag is more like an overnight travel bag. It's perfect if you have a ton of gear and essentials to bring with you, but don't want to carry a backpack.
- Water-resistant, tear-resistant, durable, faux suede exterior
- The entire padded camera area is removable, so you could easily use this as an overnight bag if needed. There is room for a laptop or tablet alongside the padded section.
- Comes with a shoulder strap for ease of use
- Note: I wish there were more interior pockets along the sides, especially when the camera box is removed.
14. Chocolate Brown Leather Messenger Bag
This is a unisex leather messenger bag, and can totally be dressed up or down as needed.
- Room for a 15" laptop
- Has a removable padded insert for camera and lenses
- Padded shoulder strap
- Very high-quality leather
15. Red Crocodile Messenger Bag
Want to make a fashionable statement? This DSLR camera purse in red crocodile leather is a stunning option.
- Removable padded insert with multiple dividers in a plaid pattern
- Can be used as a purse, handbag, or crossbody bag
- Can fit a camera and 1-2 additional lenses
- Several pockets for extra accessories
More Stylish Camera Bag Brands
There are too many beautiful bags to be able to include them all here. You may want to check out these fashionable, feminine photography brands that offer stylish camera bags.
Most of these brands cater to professional photographers, who need large enough bags to hold enough gear for big shoots.
- Kamrette - Cute backpacks and more! Shop them here!
- Epiphanie Bags - Leather bags here, but they also have amazing embroidered bags too!
- Connie & Co Community - Lens fanny bags, shoulder bags, and backpacks. Shop here.
- House of Flynn - Has a super devoted fan base of people who love them! Shop here.
- Kelly Moore - Beautiful leather bags! These are the Luna, the Libby, and the Scout pictured below. Save $25 off any bag with this link.
While some of these bags might be pricey, just remember that with a lot of camera gear (bags included) - you get what you pay for.
Of course, that doesn't mean you need to buy the most expensive bag you can find, but most of these pricier bags are made of better quality materials and will last you longer, which often makes the price tag worth it.
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