In 2015, my sister passed out flat, book-sized boxes to the whole family on Christmas morning. After joking that she was gifting all of us Bibles, we unwrapped them to discover that the size of the box betrayed what was inside: a suitcase. Or rather, the promise of a brand-new suitcase that was coming out in early 2016. The company was called Away. Its founders, Steph Korey and Jen Rubio, decided to go into the suitcase business after years of traveling and feeling unsatisfied with the options out there. Aside from finally creating a piece of luggage that combined and improved upon all their favorite features from bags they’d used in the past, they also did customers the favor of cutting out the middleman so that the result wasn’t a million dollars (which makes sense as they’re both former Warby Parker employees).
My sister regularly puts us to shame where gifts are concerned, but this one killed on an unprecedented level. Away bags are actually perfect. They work so well and look so good, ahhhhhhhh! I’ve never been more serious. Every time I pull it out to go on a trip I text her and promise her my firstborn. I’m telling you this as it’s imperative that you sign up for this month’s round of MR Treats because, in partnership with Away Travel, we’re gifting one lucky person a THREE-PIECE SET OF AWAY LUGGAGE. With monogrammed tags! That’s more than I have! I’m actually livid now. Please sign up. I will rig the system in your favor if you promise to give me one of the pieces. Just kidding. (I think.)
If you’re new to MR Treats: Once a month, we give away something with the help of a partner. All you have to do is sign up below and a winner is chosen at random! How easy! Do it now omg!
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Photos by Krista Anna Lewis.