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