This week only, get up to 50% off during Away’s first-ever sale

Sep 10, 2020

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If you’ve missed packing your suitcase as much as I have, it might be time to treat yourself to a new toy during Away’s first-ever sale this week.

Starting Wednesday, 9 September, luggage retailer Away is offering up to 50% off its suitcases, bags and travel accessories, including some limited edition items from past collections. The sale ends Tuesday, 15 September at 11:50 p.m. ET. Called “We’re Having a Sale,” it’s the brand’s first clearance event, and travellers can take advantage online or at Away’s dozen brick-and-mortar retail locations.

Here are some of our favourite sale finds from past and current collections:

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The Daily Carry-On with Pocket (50% off)

(Photo courtesy of Away)
(Photo courtesy of Away)

Last summer, TPG declared that Away’s smallest suitcase ever is “perfect for business travellers” for several reasons. Now, the Daily Carry-On is available in both black and navy for 50% off, bringing the total to £122.

Combining the best elements of a briefcase and a suitcase, the Daily has an outward-facing pocket for your essentials, as well as three internal compartments big enough for a 15-inch laptop, a change of clothing, a laundry bag and more.

Combining the best elements of a briefcase and a suitcase, the Daily has an outward-facing pocket for your essentials, as well as three internal compartments big enough for a 15-inch laptop, a change of clothing, a laundry bag and more.

The Daypack (50% off)

(Photo courtesy of Away)

Away’s popular Daypack —  a sleek, contemporary nylon backpack large enough to accommodate a 13-inch laptop — is also on sale starting at just £72. With a trolley sleeve, the backpack easily slides over your carry-on suitcase, and there are also hidden, low-profile pockets and sleeves for keeping all your odds and ends secure and organized.

Related: Say goodbye to checked bag fees with our 7 favourite travel backpacks

Packing cubes (50% off select colours)

(Photo courtesy of Away)

What’s all the fuss about packing cubes, you ask? Efficiency, organization, peace of mind — the list goes on. At 50% off select colours, you can pick up a couple of sets for the next family trip or even for holiday gifts this year without breaking the bank. Both four- and six-piece sets are on sale, and you can mix and match colours to complement your suitcases. The other colours are also on sale for 15% off.

The Aluminium Edition suitcases (15% to 50% off)

(Photo courtesy of Away)

If you have Rimowa tastes on an Away budget, you might want to check out this line of suitcases. While the “unbreakable aluminium” edition is sleek and sexy, it’s normally hard to justify at the starting price point of £445. But a discount might make the splurge worthwhile. The yellow gold, black and rose gold colourways are limited edition shades that often sell out, while the standard silver line is one of Away’s core products. During this sale, all the silver suitcases are 15% off; onyx black and rose gold suitcases are 30% off; and gold is 50% off.

Fair warning: I own one of the carry-ons in rose gold (it’s pictured below after six months of use), and the suitcase is definitely an attention-getter. However, all the reviews are correct: It dents or scratches if you so much as breathe on it.

My suitcase still looks shiny from a distance, but looks sloppy and messy close up. Photo by Katherine Fan for The Points Guy.
My suitcase still looks shiny from a distance but looks sloppy and messy up close. (Photo by Katherine Fan/The Points Guy)

Unlike its soft-shell counterparts, the aluminium suitcase has very little “give,” so any pressure will result in a permanent record on your suitcase. One of my carry-on’s corners caved in after my first use — you can see the huge dent at the top of the second photo. And while Away’s customer service was incredibly prompt, the company didn’t replace my limited-edition suitcase within my first 100 days of warranty because the limited-edition rose gold was sold out by then.

I like this suitcase, but I won’t be spending several hundred dollars to replace my damaged one during this sale. So, if you prefer your luggage to look pristine, this line is not for you.

What’s not on sale

Unfortunately, many of Away’s flashiest colours and designs won’t be on sale. The following products are still worth considering at full price:

The Away x Serena Williams Expandable Medium suitcase

(Screenshot courtesy of Away)

Away is known for partnering with the coolest celebrities, designers and other “it people” for exclusive, limited-edition collections. (I love the beachy lining of my coral pink Gray Malin carry-on.) Away’s current collaboration with tennis star Serena Williams is an expandable suitcase a bold red exterior and a bright, jewel-toned camouflage pattern interior that stands out in stark contrast to the standard Away suitcase’s grey lining.

Unfortunately, this particular colourway isn’t part of the Away sale. But all of the other colours are: All four standard colours of black, navy, forest green and charcoal grey are discounted at 50% off. Two other limited-edition colours (a rich plum and cheerful kelly green) will be 15% off during the sale.

The Longitude tote in Alpine Leather

(Photo courtesy of Away)

As you’d expect from this trendy suitcase company, the Longitude travel tote is specifically designed to pair with Away suitcases. This water-resistant leather bag can fit a 13-inch laptop and includes a detachable strap in the back that slides over your suitcase handle.

Bottom line

For many people, stocking up on new travel gear might not be a priority right now. But if you’re in a position to do so, be sure to take advantage of this sale, where you can find everything from backpacks and standard rollaboards in all sizes to garment bags and jewellery boxes up to 50% off.

Featured photo by Wyatt Smith/The Points Guy.

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