Graphic by Vanna Chan


these cool backpacks keep on giving

fashion meets philanthropy

by marcy huang

Finding a backpack that’s cute and stylish enough to carry around on the reg and is also big enough to carry all your stuff in can be a total nightmare. Enter STATE bags, the backpack line you’ll be proud to carry.

After seeing just how many kids are forced to carry their possessions in trash bags, husband and wife duo Scot and Jacqueline Tatelman founded STATE bags with a mission to make a difference. What does that mean? For each STATE bag you buy, STATE hand-delivers a backpack full of stuff to an American child in need at Bag Drop events, where experienced child-development specialists lead motivational rallies for kids.

Practical, stylish bags that also make a difference? We’d call that a definite win-win.

Flip through the gallery to check out STATE bags, and shop all the backpacks here at NYLONshop.

State Bags, The Lorimer Backpack, $80, available here.

State Bags, The Lorimer Backpack in Navy, $80, available here.

State Bags, The Kane Backpack in Pink and Mint, $55, available here.