Away’s 2022 Holiday Collection Is a Nostalgic Throwback

Even luggage brands are getting in on the ’90s and Y2K-era trends these days.

woman posing with Away suitcases

The second drop in Away’s 2022 Holiday Collection is a love letter to Y2K with colors like Cyber (black), Bling (white), and Dotcom (blue).

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The 2022 Away Holiday Collection is sold out, but Away’s 2023 Holiday Collection launched on October 24, 2023.

Away launched its 2022 holiday collection earlier than ever this year. Already, the direct-to-consumer luggage brand released two limited-edition luggage collections designed with ’90s and Y2K-era nostalgia in mind. If that’s not your bag (pun very much intended), Away is releasing a multicolored version of its new outdoor-focused duffle bag just before Thanksgiving. With prices ranging from $20 for organizational pouches to $385 for a large suitcase, find out more about each new collection below.

The ’90s Pop Collection

The ‘90s Pop collection, which launched on October 18, has already started to sell out. The line included two new styles of Away’s popular polycarbonate shell luggage. “Psych!”—which already sold out—is a multicolored swirl pattern that reminds me of the resurgence of 1960s style in the 1990s, while “Jinx!” is a color-blocked pink and red design with navy accents that is a callback to the bubblegum pop music of the era. (Can’t you see Britney carrying this to and from her “Baby One More Time” music video shoot?)

The ’90s collection also includes a packable sling bag and organizational pouches to go with the new bags. There’s also a set of vegan leather “charms” in heart, star, and lightning bolt shapes to attach to your luggage tag. Each of these accessories is priced under $55, making them great presents for frequent travelers.

Away Holiday Luggage 2022

The ’90s Pop collection features two new suitcase designs called Psych! (left) and Jinx! (right). Pscyh! is already sold out.

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‘90s Pop Two-Tone polycarbonate suitcases

Away Holiday Luggage 2022

The ’90s Pop collection includes a variety of matching accessories.

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The Packable Sling Bag

The Organizational Pouch

The ‘90s Pop Luggage Tag Charms

  • Buy now: ’90s Pop Bundle, $25 for three,
  • Available colors: ’90s Pop Bundle (pink, red, blue)
Away Holiday Luggage 2022

The Y2K collection: More Matrix than Mandy Moore

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The Y2K Collection

On November 10, Away launched its Y2K-era inspired collection of polycarbonate suitcases in three new colors—Cyber (black), Bling (white), and Dotcom (blue)—in a shiny, pearlized finish, as well as a corresponding set of luggage tag charms.

As someone who turned 13 years old in 2000, I’m wildly disappointed we’re not getting a line of candy-colored see-through suitcases that evoke the rainbow-hued iMacs and translucent lime-green GameBoys of my millennial youth. Away, if you make that, I would buy it faster than you can say Destiny’s Child three times fast.

The Y2K pearlized polycarbonate suitcases

The Y2K Luggage Tag Charms

  • Buy now: Y2K bundle, $25 for three,
  • Available colors: Y2K bundle (powder pink, gray, silver)
Away Holiday Luggage 2022

If you can’t decide between the F.A.R collection’s current color offerings, wait until November 17 when you can have them all at once.

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F.A.R—For All Routes limited-edition duffle

The third and final limited-edition drop will be released on November 17, with the F.A.R Duffle 55L in a multicolored pattern that looks more than a little like Cotopaxi’s patchwork Del Día line.

  • Buy soon: The F.A.R Duffle 55L, $190
  • Available color: Atomic Remix (a combo of lime green, blue, orange, red, and navy recycled polyester)

The entire holiday collection will be sold online and at Away stores everywhere from New York to Los Angeles. These limited-edition items are already selling out, so you might want to set a calendar reminder for the remaining release date.
This article was originally published in October 2022; it was updated on November 10, 2022, with new information.

Lyndsey Matthews is the senior commerce editor at AFAR who covers travel gear, packing advice, and points and loyalty.
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