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Camera Bags(That Don't Look Like Camera Bags)

As someone who travels a lot, it’s important to me to have a bag that doesn’t scream STEAL ME I HAVE EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT. It is equally important that the bag is built for cameras…I’m not saying I pushed my limits and had a strap snap on me and shatter a lens, but it could happen. The options for this used to be pretty slim, luckily bag companies are catching on that we want more options. Here are a few of my favorites, I have been leaning more towards the backpack style lately, but you’ll see some other great options on this list as well.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. These are my honest opinions.

Kelly Moore - Kelly is really the first bag designer I saw that understood why someone might want a cute camera bag and has really branched out with the versatility her bags offer. She puts a lot of thought into every detail so not only are you getting a great bag, but hopefully you aren’t having to carry additional bags. She offers vegan and full grain leather options. I currently have a vegan leather messenger style bag that I’ve had for years and looks brand new.

The Luna  - vegan messenger style bag

The Luna - vegan messenger style bag

The Tourist  - full grain leather backpack

The Tourist - full grain leather backpack

A Beautiful Mess  - vegan satchel

A Beautiful Mess - vegan satchel

The 2 Sues 2.0  - vegan tote

The 2 Sues 2.0 - vegan tote

Gillis London - Guys, can we talk about how hard I am crushing on the Gillis bags? I love me a good vintage leather and the patina it takes on. This one is not an affiliate, I just love it that much. On top of how beautiful they are, they also are being conscious of the environment at their tannery and ethical workplace for their factory.

Rucksack  - backpack style with with side zip opening

Rucksack - backpack style with with side zip opening

Knapsack  - mini backpack style(perfect for us mirrorless lovers!)

Knapsack - mini backpack style(perfect for us mirrorless lovers!)

Kamrette - Made for photographers by a fellow female photographer. These bas are super cute and functional. She offers two designs, both in vegan leather.

Lyra  - backpack style, vegan leather or canvas

Lyra - backpack style, vegan leather or canvas

Avana  - handbag style

Avana - handbag style

GATTABAG - Their mission is exactly what this post is about, chic bags because no one needs to know it’s a camera bag. Their creator started out with her own boutique and created these trendy camera bags made of authentic leather. She makes options for mirrorless and full DSLR bodies.

Lola Miel    - purse style bag with tassel

Lola Miel - purse style bag with tassel

Vinta - This one is too big for me personally, but I love the design. If you find that you carry a lot of gear, I think it would be perfect for you. Extremely high quality, very luxurious feel.

Camera backpack  - fits 2 bodies plus lenses

Camera backpack - fits 2 bodies plus lenses

ONA - In Swahili, ONA means to feel/believe. With that in mind, ONA makes their products from premium fabrics. They have a lot of products partnered with different causes and brands.

The Bond Street  - small messenger style, perfect for mirrorless

The Bond Street - small messenger style, perfect for mirrorless

The Clifton  - backpack style made of leather

The Clifton - backpack style made of leather