STATE of Sound

Posted 7/23/2014 At 2:26pm

Today at STATE, we’re bobbing our heads along to these sweet jams.

What’s in Your Bag?

Posted 7/21/2014 At 1:08pm

You can tell a lot about someone by the content of their character, and you can conclude some more by the contents of their backpack. Check out the WSJ profile of  New York set designer Derek McLane told through the stuff in his bag.

Photo Credit: Wall Street Journal

New STATE Collection Coming Soon!

Posted 7/20/2014 At 6:13pm

Keep it together, people! A new line of STATE Bags, along with a fresh website is underway. We promise, it’s worth the wait. 

Think Outside the Gym

Posted 7/16/2014 At 12:45pm

Not a fan of the standard gym but still want to work up a sweat? Then check out these five unique fitness classes around New York City!

Photo credit: CBS file photo - clipart


Posted 7/14/2014 At 4:54pm

Hey there all you #HealthMonth celebrators! Have you checked out BeFitNYC yet? It’s a search engine for free and low-cost fitness activities in New York City. You can find programs, classes, facilities, and leagues in the Parks Department’s properties as well as partner groups!

Who knows…you might find your new favorite Saturday morning activity!

(Photo Credit: Off Metro)


Lights, Camera, Ashton!

Posted 7/14/2014 At 11:54am

What’s more fun than traipsing around Brooklyn? Easy. Traipsing around Brooklyn shooting our new line of STATE Bags (and some old favorites- rebooted) for our new website.

STATE teamed up with Blackrose Production company and photographer Baldomero Fernandez to capture the sophistication and versatility of our new collection of back-to-school, back-to-business fall digs.

Between the bicycles, balloons, and bubbles, at times we weren’t sure if we were having a photo shoot or throwing the best block party in Greenpoint.

Thanks to all the talented models, photographers, make-up artists and stylists who made yesterday into such a successful shoot!

Stay tuned as we take STATE to a whole ‘nother level. Fresh look, fresh inventory, fresh photos!

God for Detroit

Posted 7/13/2014 At 3:39pm


Detroit: where you’re more likely to be a victim of violent crime than you are anywhere else in America. Almost 80% of Detroit’s students live in poverty. Only 50% of Detroit citizens are functionally literate. What happened to “The Paris of the Midwest”?

Drew Philip wanted to “prove that this American vision of torment could be built back into a home” And he wanted to do it without anyone’s help. With a snow shovel, pitchfork, chainsaw, and a bottle of jack, he renovated an abandoned house into his home.

Read about one man’s resolution to move into where everyone had moved out.

STATE of Schools

Posted 7/12/2014 At 9:34am

The battle continues for high-quality education for all. Read here about the recent findings concerning New York City’s public schools.

Photo: Creative Commons/Dystopos


Posted 7/11/2014 At 10:38am

Want to establish a library? It’s easier than you think. Check out  and read this article about little New Yorkers catching the reading bug. 

STATE of Sound

Posted 7/9/2014 At 4:36pm

Some singable tunes to get you through the week!