doesn't this seem like a necessity for european travel? I really hate looking like a tourist/easy mark/punkass ugly american, and a bulky black nylon bag is one of the easiest ways to appear ... um ... like you're carrying something valuable.
this camera bag looks like a (cute!) purse, but is well-padded, and has customizable dividers. come to think of it, it's pretty cagey carrying my baby around in my humongopurse every day (shhh ... don't tell my insurance company). so this wouldn't just be a *travel* expenditure, right?