9 Chic Camera Bags You'll Want to Bring Everywhere

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Travel + Leisure / Sabrina Jiang

Your camera is probably the most valuable travel accessory you carry around with you–and we don't just mean money-wise.

Sure, you've invested quite a bit into buying a nice DSLR body and at least a couple of lenses to make sure you are always prepared to take the perfect shot, and that's all great. But the real value in your camera is that it holds snippets of your dream vacation, turned into memories you can enjoy long after you're back home.

So if you're going to be spending hours walking around with expensive gear, why not do it in style? (Without sacrificing solid protection, of course.) Here's the problem with some camera bags nowadays: they all look the same. And honestly, dark nylon fabrics in cuboid shapes do not look remotely chic.

So instead, consider a bag that matches your outfit and personal style. There are a lot of great options on the market—from high-quality leather messenger bags that will fit pretty much all of your photo equipment to smaller crossbody purses perfect for carrying point-and-shoot or instant cameras.

And although their exteriors will catch your eye, what they offer inside will equally impress. Expect easily-accessible pockets and compartments that will make sure your gear stays securely in place while you're on the go as well as sturdy construction and padding for added protection. You can also choose from a variety of price points to match your budget.

Here, we rounded up the chicest camera bags for both men and women to take on your next trip.

ONA The Palma Camera Shoulder Bag

ONA The Palma Camera Shoulder Bag

Amazon

This bag is proof that less is more. A simple yet stylish exterior hand crafted with high-quality leather gives way to a fully padded, customizable interior that fits a lot more than just a camera. Bonus: there's an additional front pocket for your tablet.

Rofozzi Multi-Functional Leather Top-Handle Satchel with Removable Padded Case

Multi-Functional Leather Top-Handle Satchel

Amazon

Want to add a pop of color to your outfit? This canary yellow handbag will do that and then some. The removable, multi-compartment, padded insert provides protection for your photo gear when you need it. You can carry the bag by the handles, or over the shoulder for extra comfort.

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Camera Bag

Amazon

We fell in love with this metallic leather bag the second we saw it. The design is both elegant and fun thanks to the tassel accents on the wraparound top zipper. The bag's interior is fully lined and the flat base provides a stable structure for your point-and-shoot camera.

Sakroots Leather Seni Camera Bag

Sakroots Seni Camera Bag

Amazon

The stud details and the colorful strap on this bag give it a fun, casual look. The two roomy inside pockets will fit a lot more than just a camera, so you won't need to bring an additional purse with you for the rest of your belongings.

Topixdeals Vintage DSLR Shoulder Camera Bag

Topixdeals Vintage DSLR Shoulder Camera Bag

Amazon

This waterproof over-the-shoulder bag will make sure your camera stays dry from the elements while keeping you looking stylish. The padded compartment fits a standard size camera body plus a lens while the magnetic snap closure ensures easy and fast access to your gear.

Kelly Moore Austin Camera Bag

Austin Camera bag

Kelly Moore

The Austin bag is crafted from abrasion- and water-resistant vegan leather and comes with two removable shoulder straps. One is 15-inches-long and the second one is 46 inches and can be adjusted. A removable, padded basket with two dividers will ensure your photo equipment stays securely in place, while the additional inside pockets protect your personal belongings.

Jill-e Designs Juliette Camera Bag

Jill-e Designs Juliette Camera Bag

Amazon

If there's a fabric that instantly adds an oomph factor to anything, it's pebbled leather. We love everything about this bag: the flap top, the two front straps with lock closures, the rich color, and the padded interior dividers that can be customized to fit your camera gear.

ZLYC Vintage Leather Camera Shoulder Bag

ZLYC Vintage Leather Camera Shoulder Bag

Amazon

Simple design and clean lines go a long way. You can pair this bag with pretty much any outfit and it will look just as sleek. Its features are also impressive—it is handmade from high quality leather so each bag is unique, a removable and adjustable 50-inch strap guarantees comfort, and even with the padded insert there's still room left for your belongings.

Poler 18L Backpack

Poler 18L Backpack

Poler

Just because you're headed for a weekend in the mountains doesn't mean you can't look nice, right? This backpack from Poler will amp up the cool factor on your hiking outfit while protecting your photo equipment. The customizable, padded camera inserts in the bottom half can be adjusted to meet your needs while the roomy upper compartment will fit all of your personal essentials.

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