A dear friend of mine recently started working with STATE bags. She introduced me to the company, and I fell in love with the cause. If you haven’t already heard of STATE, you should know that they’re a 1-for-1 company based out of Brooklyn. Their mission is simple: for every bag purchased, they hand deliver a backpack filled with essential supplies to a local child in need.
I knew the company made backpacks, and I knew it was born out of a charitable cause, but I had no idea how sleek these bags would be! This is not your average backpack. The first style I got was the Kane in Coated Canvas. I’ve never been much of a backpack girl, but a full day of walking around Central Park with my Kane totally converted me. It’s as cute as it is comfortable, with so many functional compartments and pockets. I’ve been taking it to work everyday and have gotten so many compliments on my “cool kid” backpack.
The second style I got was the leather Autumn Crossbody – this bag is amazing. Not a backpack, but definitely a multi-use bag. With an adjustable strap it can be worn as a ladylike handbag, a long shoulder bag, a beltbag, and of course, a crossbody bag. Perfect for a day of shopping or a night out with friends. My favorite way to style it right now is to shorten the strap and make it a small handbag, so chic!
I’m so happy with my STATE bags, I wanted to share them with you, in case you’re looking for a new great bag and a new great cause. The holidays are coming up, and I can think of no better gift than a bag that gives back. When you have an extra minute, check out the STATE site, I think you’ll fall in love with this company’s story and mission the way I have.