5 Away Luggage Alternatives On a Budget w/ Just As Much Style (Starting Under $100!)

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Grab an Away luggage alternative before your next trip! 

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We love traveling on a dime! 🏝

Away luggage is sleek and innovative, but we picked an Away luggage alternative we know you’ll love more. In fact, we found 5 trendy options!

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Is Away luggage worth it?

Chances are if you’re here, you know just how sought-after these one-of-a-kind suitcases are, but even just an Away carry-on will cost you a mere $245 to a whopping $645. 😱 And depending on what size you need, they can run you as much as $745 for a checked bag. 😳 Gulp. 

I splurged on my Away carry-on luggage years ago and I absolutely love it! It’s incredibly durable and has no dings or dents after numerous adventures flying and driving from coast to coast. It has a built-in battery pack that I always use to charge my phone and it wipes easily after each trip.

However, I fully realize these are a splurge any way you cut it so I’ve rounded up a few of the best options available online so you can travel with high style on a dime.

Here are the best Away luggage alternatives to buy right now:

1. Target sells Away carry on luggage alternatives for under $100 in can’t-miss colorways.

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This hardside carry-on spinner suitcase from Made by Design is quite possibly the most identical Away luggage alternative available, and one of the cheapest too. (In case we all needed another reason to love Target, am I right?) It even comes in neutral and muted tones exactly like the popular Away brand. 😍

My Hip sidekick, Cam, bought this suitcase before traveling to Hawaii last year and she said she seriously loves it! 🤩

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Here are the features we love about this luggage:

  • Expandable sides
  • Multiple compartments
  • Top and side carry handles
  • Swivel wheels
  • Fully lined
  • Telescoping handle
  • Mesh pockets and zippered compartments
  • Can be checked or carried on
  • Best price
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Check out this hard-side carry-on at Target that looks similar to the most expensive Away luggage bags.

2. Grab this entire set off Amazon for less than the price of just one Away luggage suitcase. 

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Amazon GinzaTravel Hardside Spinner Suitcase – Set of 3 – $132.58 (regularly $169.97)  

To get a set like this at Away would cost you well over $1,000, but on Amazon, you can score this nearly identical set for under $150 shipped! 😱  They even have the option to choose a set of two suitcases or single luggage options if you’re looking to spend even less!

Here are the features we love about this luggage:

  • Scratch-resistant
  • Durable ABS material
  • Lightweight
  • Top and side carry handles
  • Heat and cold resistant
  • 360° Swivel wheels
  • 5 Year Warranty on TSA lock
  • 3 Year Warranty on luggage

3. Amazon offers this Away suitcase lookalike which is more than $200 less than Away’s newer Front Pocket carry-on.

blush carry on luggage with front pocket

Amazon COOLIFE Luggage Suitcase Piece Set Carry On$109.99

  • Plus, score an additional $20 OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon!

If you’ve been obsessing over the convenience of the Away luggage carry-on with a front pocket, know that it’s going to cost you well over $300. Thankfully Amazon has come to our rescue with this incredible alternative that looks astonishingly similar and it comes in 4 gorgeous neutral colors! 🤩

business man putting laptop into front pocket of away luggage alternatives

Here are the features we love about this luggage:

  • Convenient front pocket
    • Fits up to 13.3″ laptops
  • Durable ABS+PC material
  • Double TSA lock
  • 360° Swivel wheels
  • Fully lined
  • Multiple zipper pockets
  • Textured finish prevents scratches
  • Telescoping handle
  • Can be checked or carried on
  • 2-year warranty

4. The front pocket of this suitcase can fit an even bigger laptop and it comes in a sleek black color. 

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Amazon LEVEL8 Road Runner Carry-On Luggage – $178.49 

  • Plus, score $25 OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon!

Did the last Away luggage alternatives disappoint you with the laptop compatibility? No worries, my friends, because there’s an option that will fit an even larger laptop (up to 15.6 inches) and I even love that it comes in sleep black or a navy blue color.

Here are the features we love about this luggage:

  • Convenient padded front pocket that fits up to 15.6″ laptops
  • Durable PC hardshell
  • 3-Layer scratch-resistant composite surface
  • Double TSA lock
  • 360° Swivel wheels
  • Fully lined
  • Telescoping handle
  • Mesh pocket
  • Full zippered side
  • Can be checked or carried on

5. Save over $100 with this Away bag lookalike from Lululemon. 

woman wearing black backpack standing in gray room

Who would have thought Lululemon would be a great alternative to an even more expensive brand? This backpack from Lululemon has the same minimal style and front pocket as the popular Away bag, but you’ll save well over $100.

Here are the features we love about this travel bag:

  • Water-repellent fabric
  • Simple, minimal design
  • Interior padded pocket for up to a 16″ laptop
  • Side pockets for water bottle and small items
  • Spacious front zipped pocket
  • Made of recycled polyester

Need an even more affordable option? This affordable option from Target is under $50 and has a similar aesthetic.

Still thinking about splurging on Away luggage? Here’s how you may be able to save on an Away suitcase or other accessories

Shop during a rare Away luggage sale if you can be patient enough.

away luggage storefront with large windows and brightly lit store with suitcases inside

I don’t use the term “rare” lightly when referring to Away luggage deals. Unfortunately, Away sales are extremely rare. In fact, they’re notorious for going a couple of YEARS without offering any sales at all. However, if you’re not in a rush to get some Away luggage and only plan to do it while saving some cash, then you’ll have to wait until the opportunity strikes.

Away does have a sale page you can check regularly, but it’s not often there’s much available. Typically you’ll find sales on discontinued colors, but the inventory is always quick to sell out. The deepest discount I’ve seen is about 15% OFF suitcases and 30% OFF Away bags.

The good news is that last Black Friday we saw some more exciting deals like,

Buy your luggage as a set and automatically get $50 OFF. 

dark green and blue away luggage suitcases on tile floor

You can score $50 OFF when you purchase an Away luggage set. This discount will automatically be applied to your cart if your order qualifies. To be eligible for this discount, you have to choose one carry-on or one bigger carry-on AND a checked-size suitcase in any color combination you wish.

Your only chance to buy Away through a third party is on Facebook Marketplace so set alerts and be ready to scoop some up at a discount. 

hand holding phone with away luggage on Facebook Marketplace

Away does not sell its bags through any third-party companies – all products are purchased either via the Away website or one of its walk-in stores. So this means there’s no hope to score potential deals at other retailers.

However, there’s still Facebook Marketplace for those seeking a deep discount.

The deals on Away luggage will vary on Facebook Marketplace depending on the luggage someone is selling and the overall condition. To give you an idea, I saw this Away luggage set on my local Marketplace which normally retails for $740 (or $670 when you purchase them as a set on Away’s website) so it’s about a $120 savings.

Keep in mind, you can always make offers on Facebook Marketplace too. The longer an item has been listed, the higher the chance a seller will be willing to accept a lower offer.

*Just keep in mind your luggage won’t come with Away’s awesome lifetime warranty when you purchase from a third-party seller.

Take advantage of their 100-day trial if you’re not satisfied with your splurge.

open suitcase on bench

If you do splurge on some new Away luggage and decide it’s truly not worth the investment, you can take advantage of their 100-day return policy. The policy is simple – if you’re not totally in love with your suitcase you can submit a return for your item for any reason.

Just keep in mind that all personalized items, including luggage tags, are made to order. So these orders do not have a 100-day trial and cannot be returned. However, their limited warranty still applies.

This toiletry bag will fit in any suitcase and personalization is FREE!

About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Sara’s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. Margaux

    I scored a free set of Away luggage and absolutely love it! I bought luggage covers on Amazon to protect the hard shell from scratches and so far so good.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Wow! You can’t beat free, Margaux! That’s so awesome, enjoy!

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