15 Best Camera Purses for Women

It’s difficult to find both style and function in a camera bag. Most compromise on one to focus on the other.

Messenger bags and backpacks can be plain, clunky and a hassle to carry around. Finding a fashion-conscious bag that can discreetly hold your gear can have you aimlessly searching the web—but don’t give up the search just yet.

We’ve compiled a list of the 15 Best Camera Bag Purses of 2020, where functionality and style meet to deliver the perfect, portable purse to carry your gear in.  

From camera shaped purses to camera purses that’ll hold more than just your DSLR, we’re here to guide you to the camera purse you’ve been dreaming of.  

 

The 15 Best Camera Bag Purses

  1. ONA: The Palma 
  2. Kelly Moore: Luna bag
  3. Gatta: Rae Noir
  4. Lo & Sons: The Claremont
  5. Pompidoo: Miami Camera Satchel
  6. Rofozzi Leather Camera Bag
  7. Jo Totes: Granada Bag
  8. Fig bags: The Lincoln Leather Bag
  9. House of Flynn: Mini Evermore
  10. Topixdeals Vintage Camera Bag
  11. Studio/26 Soletote Luxury Mirrorless Camera Tote
  12. Oberwerth Kate Multi-Functional Plum Leather Ladies Bag
  13. Nadine Travel Tote
  14. See By Chloe: Patti Camera Bag
  15. Kate Spade: Rose Camera Bag

 

1. The Palma by ONA

Pros: Simplistic in design with a customizable, fully-padded interior, this classically crafted DSLR camera purse is where fashion and functionality meet. This crossbody camera bag purse is assembled with high-end quality leather, a turn-lock closure to ensure durability and reliability, and features crisp gold hardware to offset it’s refined look. 

If you’re headed to meet a client or just to a night-out with friends, this sophisticated, durable camera bag purse is the perfect pick for any occasion.

Cons: It is a bit bulkier than your everyday purse.

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

The Palma Quick Specs

  • Price: $246.75
  • External size: 11” x 8” x 5.5”
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs
  • What Fits: 1 DSLR with attached lens, 1-2 additional lenses, small notepad & iPad Mini
  • Color: Cognac

2. The Luna Bag by Kelly Moore

Pros: If you’re looking for a Vegan-friendly option, look no further. Heartier than our other options, this camera purse crossbody was engineered for everyday use. It was built to keep you organized with it’s seven pockets and removable interior padded divider. With its magnetic zipper close, it’s the perfect balance between keeping your gear and your everyday essentials accessible and safe; allowing you to select from multiple lenses, access your wallet, tablet, water bottle, phone, etc. with ease. 

Made from Cambrio, this chic, multi-toned bag is both waterproof and wear-and-tear resistant--promising a long-lasting camera purse that you can always count on.

Cons: Though it’s a bit larger than most purses, when you’ve got your gear packed, there’s not much room for other essentials.

Style: ★★★★☆

Build: ★★★★★

Ease of Use: ★★★★☆

Value: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Luna Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $129
  • External size: 11” x 9” x 5” 
  • Weight: 2.25 lbs
  • What Fits: Camera body with lens attached, 2 additional lenses, a tablet, a water bottle/baby bottle, glasses, and phone
  • Color: Stone gray with green undertones

 

3. Rae Noir by Gatta

Pros: Similar to Gatta’s sought-after Lola bag, the Rae Noir arrives with one simple, but important tweak: the twist lock. This elegantly designed, leather-made, lightweight option is perfect for a photographer looking to travel in style--and with less shoulder pain. It may appear small, but this camera bag purse is more than meets the eye; capable of holding a DSLR or Mirrorless camera and up to 2 lenses. The outer pocket allows you to keep your phone or a small notebook on hand.

With this camera purse, traveling never looked so good. 

Cons: It’s a bit plain and simple; so if you’re looking for something less refined, keep scrolling.

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Rae Noir Quick Specs

  • Price: $149
  • External size: 10” x 7” x 5” 
  • Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • What Fits: Most Mirrorless and DSLR’s with lens attached, additional lens, phone or small notebook
  • Color: Black
 

4. The Claremont by Lo & Sons

Pros: Equipped with extra internal padding, there’s no doubt that the Claremont bag delivers in both style and practicality. Made with the travelling photographer in mind, this DSLR camera purse comes with a few discrete pockets to keep your cards, cash and phone safe; including a back pocket, large enough to secure sensitive items, like your wallet contents or a passport--making pick-pocketing near impossible. 

Cons: Not very spacious. This isn’t the purse for you if you’re planning to travel with more than one camera.

Style: ★★★★☆

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Lo & Sons The Claremont Quick Specs

  • Price: $178.80
  • External size: 10.5” x 5.5” x 8.5” 
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • What Fits: DSLR camera with lens attached plus additional small lens or flash, phone, passport, and wallet contents
  • Color: Black

 

5. POMPIDOO Miami Camera Satchel

Pros: This caramel pie dream is more than just a high-end crafted bag--it’s a luxury camera purse that can store your DSLR, two lenses, a tablet and other small, everyday essentials. The three padded dividers on the interior, as well as the strap, are adjustable and removable. So if you’d rather carry your camera purse by hand, the reinforced handle makes that quick switch-up from shoulder to palm possible. 

This fully-padded bag, made of Italian bovine leather, is a hearty one; holding up to 6.2lbs of gear. This retro-styled bag is an option that’s both fashion-forward and practical for a full day of shooting. 

Cons: While it’s beautiful, the price tag is a bit on the larger side. There are other bags that meet this level of functionality and style at a more affordable price. 

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

POMPIDOO Miami Camera Satchel Quick Specs

  • Price: $401.19
  • External size: 11.8” x 8.6” x 4.7” 
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs
  • What Fits: DSLR camera with lens attached plus 1-2 additional lenses, phone, keys, wallet contents
  • Color: Caramel Pie

6. Rofozzi Leather Camera Bag

Pros: This handmade raw leather bag is not only a sight for sore eyes with it’s natural worn-and-torn look, it’s also the perfect sized camera purse for the days when you need to lug around more than just your camera gear. With its multiple compartments and pockets, you’ll have enough room for your phone, wallet, keys, a tablet or a book, too. It’s padded inserts are made to protect your DSLR while you’re sporting this as a camera bag purse crossbody or by top handle, like a briefcase.

This is an affordable, well-built camera purse that you can wear both professionally and casually. If you’re in the market for vegan products, there’s also a vegan version of this bag which you can find on Rofozzi’s site. 

Cons: It’s odd shape and size may not be everyone’s cup of tea. 

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★☆☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Rofozzi Leather Camera Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $84.88
  • External size: 13” x 10.6” x 5” 
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs
  • What Fits: DSLR camera with lens attached plus additional lens, phone, keys, wallet contents, notebook 
  • Color: Brown

7. Jo Totes Granada Bag

 

Pros: This camera bag purse crossbody can be just that, or it can be a hip pack, or even an insert for a larger bag. This adjustable camera bag purse crossbody markets itself with its “three bags in one” selling point and caters to any occasion. The satin brass turn lock not only offsets its sleek black look, it makes your camera easily accessible; so you can capture that in-the-moment shot with both style and ease. One of the more affordable options on this list, the Granada bag is a high-quality Nylon leather camera bag purse built for the everyday photographer. 

Cons: It looks more like a chic briefcase than a high-end purse. So if you’re looking for the purse look, this may not be the best option for you. 

Style: ★★★★☆

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★☆☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Granada Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $99
  • External size: 9.25” x 9.25” x 4.5” 
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • What Fits: DSLR camera with lens attached plus additional lens or flash, phone, passport, and wallet contents
  • Color: Black 

 

8. The Lincoln Leather Bag by Fig

Pros: This beautifully simplistic camera purse maintains a vintage chic look while safely transporting your camera, a lens and some extra accessories. You can carry it like a briefcase or sport it as a camera bag purse crossbody; the shoulder strap contains a sliding pad for extra comfort while you’re on the move. The exterior is dressed in handcrafted, premium leather while the interior contains an adjustable divider to organize your gear your way. The bag comes with side weather flaps to shield your gear from the elements. This bag seems like the perfect option for a casual day shoot or a night out on the town.

Cons: It’s a bit pricey and while it’s beautiful, it’s very simple in design. 

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Lincoln Leather Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $336
  • External size: 4.9” x 6.8” x 10.4” 
  • Weight:
  • What Fits: camera with 1-2 lenses, phone, passport, and wallet contents
  • Color: Tan

 

9. House of Flynn Mini Evermore Bag

Pros: While it may not be the most chic, its endless pockets and vegan leather build makes this bag a strong contender. All pockets are secured with a magnetic button or zipper enclosures. The bag even includes pockets for your SD cards and a slot for your laptop or tablet. The interior also includes four adjustable dividers to hold your flashes, lenses and your camera body. You can use the many exterior pockets to hold your smaller essentials.

This is a bag for those who need it all on their person--from gear to personals, this bag makes it possible. 

Cons: With all of its front pockets and the shimmery tone, it’s not the trendiest bag on the market. 

Style: ★★★☆☆

Build: ★★★★★

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Mini Evermore Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $169.00
  • External size: 13” x 10” x 4”
  • What Fits: camera and additional 1-2 lenses, 1-2 flashes, tablet, phone, passport, and wallet contents
  • Color: Pink

 

10. Topixdeals Vintage Camera Bag

Pros: This vintage, PU leather built bag is a no-brainer when it comes to searching for a stylish, affordable, and durable leather camera bag purse. Assembled for every kind of excursion, Topixdeals Vintage camera bag is an over-the-shoulder DSLR camera purse--it’s both waterproof and adjustable--built to keep your gear safe. The interior flap and cotton lining absorb shock and protect your gear from dust and damage when you’re on-the-go. Protecting your camera against the elements with multiple, smaller-sized pockets for your other essentials, this bag is a one-stop-shop for a casual day of photography on-the-go. 

Cons: It can’t hold much more gear than your DSLR and since it’s so cheaply priced, the quality may be lacking.

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★★☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★☆

Value: ★☆☆☆☆

Overall: ★★★☆☆ 

Topixdeals Vintage Camera Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $18.99
  • External size: 8.2” x 5.5” x 7.8”
  • Weight: .95 lb
  • What Fits: 1 DSLR, spare batteries, a phone, lens cap, money, SD cards
  • Color: Brown 

 

11. Studio/26 Soletote Luxury Mirrorless Camera Tote

Pros: Made of a safari green washed canvas and a waterproof rubber bottom, this sizable tote is meant to weather it all. Adjustable, durable, and fashion conscious, this camera purse is a great option for longer trips and travels. This bag is a heftier one; holding up two flashes, a Mirrorless camera and up to 2 lenses. 

The interior is lined with polyester, foam and paneled with velcro; it also contains an organizer basket, with the option to collapse, fold flat or remove, to keep your gear safe from damage and dust particles. Designed with an indestructible, waterproof, shock resistant bottom, this camera purse will leave your gear in safe hands. 

Cons: It’s not exactly a camera purse--it’s a tote. It’s much bigger than any of the purse options on here, so if you’re looking for discrete and small, this may not be the option for you.

Style: ★★★★☆

Build: ★★★★★

Ease of Use: ★★★★☆

Value: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Studio/26 Soletote Luxury Mirrorless Camera Tote Quick Specs

  • Price: $179
  • External size: 16” x 17” x 6” 
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs
  • What Fits: Camera body with lens attached, 1-2 additional lenses, 2 flashes, phone, keys, and wallet contents 
  • Color: Safari green with leather accent

 

12. Nadine Travel Tote

Pros: This travel tote is probably the largest camera purse on here by far; which is what makes it both so practical and a bit of a hassle. This lightweight tote has a very clean, elegant look to it. It’s crafted from premium European canvas and is water-resistant to keep your gear and items safe. This large tote is meant to carry around all of your essentials and then some. With a removable padded box to organize your gear and separate your personal items from your tablet or camera, you can double up on this bag, making it both your everyday purse and your go-to camera purse. On those days when you need room for it all and a smaller camera purse won’t do the trick, the Nadine travel tote can be your go-to weapon. 

This a great option for moms or for those who simply need to carry more than just their gear. 

Cons: It may be a bit overwhelming in size for those who don’t need to pack their whole world with them.

Style: ★★★☆☆

Build: ★★★★★

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★★★☆ 

Nadine Travel Tote Quick Specs

  • Price: $189.92
  • External size: 22” x 12” x 9.5” 
  • Weight: 4.9 lbs
  • What Fits: camera, 2-4 additional lenses, laptop, phone, passport, and wallet contents, book, and other smaller essentials
  • Color: Cream

 

13. Oberwerth Kate Multi-Functional Plum Leather Ladies Bag

Pros: This multi-functional leather bag can serve as a hefty handbag, a shopper bag, messenger bag, a clutch bag, a laptop bag and finally, a camera bag. Even with its many functions, this bag still does a good job of serving as a camera purse. Spacious enough to hold a 13” laptop, the bag comes with a removable, loop-fastened insert with adjustable air cushions to hold your DSLR, up to 2 lenses and a flash. 

Cons: It’s not specifically built as a camera bag, so it may not cater to your needs as would a camera purse designed to hold cameras.


Style: ★★★☆☆

Build: ★★★☆☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★★

Value: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★☆☆ 

Oberwerth Kate Multi-Functional Plum Leather Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $484
  • External size: 10.4” x 6.7” x 3.9”
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs
  • What Fits: DSLR camera with lens attached plus additional lens, flash, phone, passport, and wallet contents
  • Color: Bordaeux Red

 

14. Patti Camera Bag

Pros: While it’s not a camera purse produced by Coach or Marc Jacobs, this is another option suited for those looking more for a brand name. Here we have the Patti bag, built from sheep-skin leather and textile denim. It’s only big enough to carry a point-and-shoot, so if you’re in search of a DSLR camera purse, one of the above bags mentioned may be more suited for your needs. 

Inside, the interior is cotton-lined and contains a back-wall zip pocket to hold a few of your smaller essentials. Bold and playful, this boho-chic camera purse will carry your point-and-shoot camera in style. 

Cons: This is definitely an option for those in the market for a high-end camera purse. It’s pricey and doesn’t hold much other than a point-and-shoot.

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★☆☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★☆

Value: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★☆ ☆

Patti Camera Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $420
  • External size: 7” x 4.5” x 6” 
  • Weight: .75 lbs
  • What Fits: Most point-and-shoot cameras, a phone, and wallet contents
  • Color: Passito
 

15.  Rose Camera Bag by Kate Spade

Pros: Camera shaped purses are hard to come by. Unless you’re searching on Etsy or looking for a handmade camera shaped purse, they’re practically impossible to find; which is why this Kate Spade camera purse is the most notable camera shaped purse on the market. This funky camera shaped purse comes in all kinds of colors and styles, adding some spunk to your shoots. It’s made of boxy wicker and accented with silver patent leather. The lens cap on the camera shaped purse opens to reveal a secret pocket to securely carry any extra essentials you may need. 

Cons: This Kate Spade camera purse may be an acquired taste; though it’s still functional, adjustable and quality-crafted, it won’t hold your DSLR. It’s more catered towards looks than holding gear. And since it's on the more expensive side of the spectrum, this camera shaped purse is an option suited for those looking for more of a designer camera bag purse rather than a camera purse to store gear in.

Style: ★★★★★

Build: ★★★☆☆

Ease of Use: ★★★★☆

Value: ★★★★☆

Overall: ★★★☆☆ 

Rose Camera Bag Quick Specs

  • Price: $298
  • External size: 5.7” x 7.5” x 3”
  • What Fits: A small point-and-shoot, a phone, and wallet contents
  • Color: Optic white 

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