(Beyoncé, right, and this staffer's STATE Union bag, left.)
If there's anything better than channeling Beyoncé, it's channeling Beyoncé on vacation. The pop diva and consummate jet setter recently collaborated with STATE bags on the limited edition BeyGOOD x STATE Union backpack
($125). For each backpack sold, one will be delivered to an American child in need through the brand's 2014 back to school initiative
(The BeyGOOD x STATE Union backpack would make a great travel companion.)
It just so happens that this Lonny staffer was sent STATE's Union bag
to tote while traveling through Cartagena
(look out for the feature in our September issue) and can attest to its versatility. With a 15" padded laptop sleeve, gracious storage compartments and slick details like leather-bound side pockets and antique brass zippers, the classic style proved to be a brilliant, hands-freeing alternative to a duffel or weekender. Check out the video below to learn more about STATE backpacks and their buy-one-give-one program!