We recently discovered a cool new bag brand we had never heard of — one with a cause whose aim is to give back to American youth. The STATE BAGS line includes both material and leather totes and backpacks and for every bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack, packed with essential tools for success – to an American child in need. I love this. Their STATE BAG DROP EVENTS are where their team of “PackMen” and “PackWomen” lead motivational rallies that leave participating kids with a renewed spirit and belief in themselves, which frankly I think is so important today — how many of us had real mentors growing up? Most of us didn’t and I’d argue that it’s even harder to grow up as a child in the U.S. today than ever. They’re based in Brooklyn and the husband wife team’s real passion is to help kids in America’s most at-risk neighborhoods.
The Smith — our favorite — is their fashion heritage backpack with a modern twist. It features a fold over design in a basketweave fabric finished with leather shoe welt trim and an antique brass fireman clip closure, a front stash pocket and a small lower side pocket, zipper pulls and a black rivet. The material is made of a 70% polyester 30% cotton blend.
Truth be told, I really loved the leather choices but we opted for a more fashionable and feminine style instead – their Smith bag in ROSE (below), which is available in denim as well.
Below is the same fabulous bag in leather — we love the size. It’s around 15-17 inches in height and 11 inches in width. It’s a fun and simple option for quick trips — it doesn’t have inside pockets so is limited for longer trips, but for a Saturday “head off to the beach” day, it’s a great option.
More information on them including how to get one can be found on their website at http://www.statebags.com.