Honoring Juneteenth – STATE to donate all online sales on June 19th to the Open Your Eyes Scholarship

O-YES artwork by @illprints; Open Your Eyes Scholarship founder, Tarrence Lackran, wearing Reunion Do good while you shop. We are celebrating Illinois making Juneteenth an official state holiday. In honor of Juneteenth, this Saturday, June 19, STATE will be donating all online sunglasses sales from stateopticalco.com to the Open Your Eyes Scholarship (O-YES). O-YES provides full scholarships […]

New Suns for 2021

Sunny Days are Here Again Spring typically brings a sense of optimism and, after the year we’ve had, we are soaking it in! With our hopes high, starting to dip our toes back into moments of normalcy, we are ready for a serious look refresh and lots and lots of color. The Spring Summer 21 […]

STATE X Maxwell – A Collab that Gives Back

When you’re working on a collaborative design and a global pandemic hits that helps push Americans to take a closer look at racial injustice, it rearranges your priorities. It certainly did for us at STATE and for our partner, three-time Grammy winner, and modern soul star – Maxwell, in our creation of the limited-edition REUNION […]

In Conversation with Maxwell

We are thrilled to announce the STATE X Maxwell Collaboration with a limited edition sunglass style designed in partnership with recording artist, three-time Grammy winner, and modern soul star, Maxwell. The limited edition style is named REUNION, a reference to the song from Maxwell’s debut album ‘Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite,’ and a word that means […]

STATE x Japan Introduces Titanium Styles

The STATE pyramid imprinted on pure titanium nosepads. Pictured: Nagano As the STATE x Japan collaboration continues, we wanted to shine a brighter light on the amazing titanium craftsmanship coming out of Sabae, Japan. The biggest compliment one craftsman can pay another is to get out of their way and let them show off their […]

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This collection is designed for the STATE customer; someone who is independent, who doesn't follow convention.

Blake Kuwahara