Although bag shapes aren’t something that’s thought about as traditionally seasonal, the vagaries of weather do have an impact on which kinds of bags are convenient at certain times of year. During the winter, for example, saddle bags make all the sense in the world. On the other hand, when things get super hot outside, we’d recommend reaching straight for a camera bag, even if your interest in photography begins and ends with an Instagram filter.

Camera bags are named that way because of their petite, boxy proportions, which would have been perfect for the chunky little point-and-shoot cameras of the mid-2000s. As a result (and unlike all manner of mini bags and chain-strap pouches), camera bags have some depth to them. That makes all the difference because it expands the interior capacity and flexibility of the bags significantly, which makes them an easier option for daytime use. Camera bags also have full zip closures and crossbody straps, which make them safe options for outdoor activities that may be a little bit more, uh, active than whatever you were doing when it was 25 degrees outside.

Two more perks of the style: they’re often among a brand’s least expensive options, and great-looking versions can be found at almost any price point. Below, we’ve enumerated a bunch of our favorites.

3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Soleil Zip Crossbody Bag
$595 via Nordstrom

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Anya Hindmarch Have a Nice Day Bag
$895 via Net-a-Porter

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Bottega Veneta Messenger Intrecciato Crossbody Bag
$1,550 via Net-a-Porter

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Chanel CC Camera Bag
$3,500 via Shopbop

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Dolce & Gabbana Miss Cleo Box Bag
$745 via Nordstrom

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Gucci Original GG Shoulder Bag
$825 via Gucci

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Lanvin Nomad Shoulder Bag
$1,190 via Net-a-Porter

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Marc Jacobs Recruit Crossbody Bag
$275 via Nordstrom

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MCM Heritage Crossbody Bag
$660 via Nordstrom

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Large Jet Set East-West Crossbody Bag
$168 via Nordstrom

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Miu Miu Cavallino Matelasse Shoulder Bag
$1,260 via Saks

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Mulberry Blossom Shoulder Bag
$440 via Net-a-Porter

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Prada Saffiano Mini Zip Bag
$730 via Bergdorf Goodman

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Saint Laurent Camera Bag
$995 via Saks

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Salvatore Ferragamo Lydia Camera Bag
$950 via Shopbop

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Tamara Mellon Playboy Mini Python Shoulder Bag
$895 via Net-a-Porter

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Valentino Rockstud Camera Bag
$1,395 via Neiman Marcus

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Vasic Collection Anselmo Crossbody Bag
$220 via Anthropologie

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Versace Medusa Shoulder Bag
$725 via Net-a-Porter

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Vince Signature Small Camera Bag
$265 via Saks

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FashionableLena
FashionableLena
6 years ago

That Miu Miu bag looks like an animal is wearing pink panties.

Lily
Lily
6 years ago

LOL!

Imgoingbroke
Imgoingbroke
6 years ago

I love Chanel camera bags. Very classic and timeless.

Chelsea Girl
Chelsea Girl
6 years ago

Where is the Gucci Disco bag?

Amalié
Amalié
6 years ago

I just bought a camera bag from Rodtnes, and I love it! It’s so versatile and usable. It’s the kind of bag we will always see around.

julie
julie
6 years ago

the Saint Laurent one looks a lot like the blogger bag you posted, minus the tassel

Woodbutterfly
Woodbutterfly
6 years ago

Fossil Sydney Crossbody – the same shape, reasonable price, just bought it.

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