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

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Shop these trendy Away luggage alternatives! 

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We love traveling on a dime! 🏝

Away is sleek, minimal, & highly sought after by trendy travelers, but you can shop these Away luggage alternatives on a dime that have just as much style.


Dreaming of some new Away luggage but can’t justify the cost?

woman standing in front of wall with white away luggage suitcase

Chances are if you’re here, you know just how sought-after these one-of-a-kind suitcases are, but even just a carry-on will start at a mere $245. And depending on what you’re after they can run you as much as $745. 😳 Gulp. 

I will say, I’ve owned my carry-on for about 5 years and absolutely love it, but I fully realize these aren’t in everyone’s budget. 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 luggage alternatives for under $100 in can’t-miss colorways.

three luggage suitcases in a row on store aisle floor

In case we all needed another reason to love Target, 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. 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 month and she said she seriously loves it! 🤩

woman holding up white and pink away luggage alternatives

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

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 – $189.97 

  • Plus, score $15 OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon!

To get a set like this at Away would cost you over $1,000, but on Amazon, you can score this nearly identical set for under $200 shipped! 😱  If you’re looking to spend even less, they even have the option to choose a set of two suitcases or single luggage options!

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 suitcase which is more than $200 less than Away’s newer Front Pocket carry-on.

blush carry on suitcase with front pocket

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. 

business man walking on sidewalk with black luggage

Amazon LEVEL8 Road Runner Carry-On Luggage – $178.49 (regularly $269.99)

  • Plus, score an additional 10% 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. This lightweight carry-on luggage has a USB port so you can carry a battery pack with you…just like Away.

white stock photo of pink hardside luggage

While this suitcase may not come with its own battery pack, it does have a built-in USB port so you can bring your own battery pack with you. It’s also super durable and lightweight just like Away’s suitcase since it’s crafted with Polypropylene.

We’re patiently waiting for more colorways of the carry-on to come back in stock and in the meantime, you can scoop up one of their sets, which is still less than Away. Be sure to join the waitlist to be notified when it’s back (fingers crossed it’s before your next trip!).

white stock photo of opened pink hardside luggage

Here are the features we love about this luggage:

  • Made of Polypropylene making it lightweight, durable, flexible
  • Expandable sides
  • Multiple compartments
  • Comes with a shoe/laundry bag
  • Double swivel wheels
  • Fully lined
  • Telescoping handle
  • Mesh pocket
  • Full zippered side
  • Can be checked or carried on

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Comments 6

  1. acgold

    I travel a lot for business ( million miler). After buying very high end including Briggs & Riley, Hartman etc. I always recommend buying luggage at Costco. Most warranties do not cover handles or wheels. Even if these break, Costco will take the pieces back. Also if you don’t need matching pieces, TJ Maxx has a great selection.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the helpful recommendation, acgold! Good to know!โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ

  2. 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!

  3. Betsy

    My husband is a pilot for a major airline. The best luggage you can buy is TravelPro (https://travelpro.com/). High quality and they will replace parts if they ever get damaged.

    If you are observant that’s what most airline employees use. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for taking the time to share your recommendation, Betsy! ๐Ÿ’•

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