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State bags help kids in need get ahead

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Designer nail decals. Jason Bateman. Postmod states of arrested development agree with you.

Which is precisely why you’ll crush on State, a new line of buy-one-give-one charitable backpacks.

Nonprofit kids’ camp founders Jacqueline and Scot Tatelman launched the line with a mission of outfitting American children in underfunded communities with much-needed school essentials and inspiring them to further achieve.

Choose from one of two canvas designs (Garfield, a cheery, color-blocked kids’ pack; or the laptop-sleeved Durham style in red, navy, or black) knowing State will donate an identical bag to a child in need. Fashion scholars can graduate to the leather-strapped Mercer, the purchase of which helps fund ongoing bag drops throughout the year.

State kicked things off with a 46-bag donation in the Hurricane Sandy-torn Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn last Friday. Further drops at other Sandy-affected areas are up next.

Totes awesome.

Available at statebags.com, $55-$225.

Photo: Courtesy of State