Still looking for a last-minute Christmas gift? Something stylish but useful for someone who likes to travel? How about a superbly designed, beautifully finished canvas backpack bag?
STATE is a new accessories brand with a mission. Their understated, high-quality backpacks are not only stylish and useful, but also aimed at supporting American children in need.
I love the stylish Ashton shoulder bag (pictured above). It can be carried as both a single strap shoulder bag and as a tote. It features a stylish, grosgrain strap and trim, polished silver zippers and bridle leather pulls. Never leave the house juggling multiple bags again. (To convert from shoulder bag to tote, simply snap the strap into place and lower the zippers.)
My other favourite is the Smith which is the STATE fashion heritage backpack with a modern twist. STATE says it features a fold over design finished with leather shoe welt trim and an antique brass fireman clip closure, a front stash pocket and a small lower side pocket perfect for phone or wallet, and leather zipper pulls. For me it provides the traditional double strap backpack, ideal for carrying bits and bobs when I go on a hike – yes I do occasionally take off my high heels!
GiveBackPack: For each Ashton or Smith sold, STATE hand-deliver either a Garfield or Durham backpack to an American child in need. This truly is a backpack with a heart!
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