Why Your Next Camera Bag Should Be Leather

For a stylish and durable camera bag, opt for leather.

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Camera bags are functional. They carry a few lenses, a spare body, a flash and, if you’re lucky, a few extra accessories (and, of course, cameras). But while they may carry your kit adequately, when it comes to aesthetics, they share style genes with the likes of the fanny pack. Not leather, though. These bags resist ugly utility, are versatile and useful and look tremendous — and get even better with age. If you’re in the market for a camera bag worthy of carrying over your discerning shoulder, look no further. Each of these bags has enough storage to carry all of your necessities, while still feeling at home next to that Brunello Cucinelli sweater.

The Brooklyn by ONA $359
Designed for the everyday shutterbug, the Brooklyn has space for a body with a lens, a spare lens and a notebook or tablet.

Roamographer by Holdfast Gear $660
Available in two sizes, the Roamographer has space for your body, lenses, spare body and anything else you could possibly need — short of a tripod.

Lew Camera Bag by Moore and Giles $750
Want to carry five extra lenses? No problem. The Lew camera bag, designed in collaboration with lifestyle and travel photographer Rick Lew, has you covered.

Want the Look for Less?

A Budget-Friendly Option That Looks the Part

Everett Leather Camera Bag by Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. $150
With three dividers and organizational pockets for a notebook, smartphone and other small necessities, the Everett is the everyday photographer’s trusty companion.

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