I will fuck with anything that is a miniature version of something else. Coles Little Shop? I’m sorry, but I absolutely collected those tiny laundry detergents and so on – and did NOT throw them away, because I love them a lot. They are my tiny versions of my normal-human-sized things, and I will cherish them forever.
But obviously the best mini things are ones that do a real job and don’t just sit pride of place on your side table. Like this teeny suitcase from travel brand Away.
It’s called The Mini, and is designed by Away to carry your breakables when travelling – think anything from perfume and glass jar skincare to jewellery and sunnies.
It’s not a revolutionary concept to sell hard case travelling containers, but THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A TINY SUITCASE YOU GUYS.
Here’s their carry-on, for context.
In all this talk of cuteness and oh-my-god-I-need-it, I should also acknowledge that yes, the Away Mini’s are not cheap. They are $65 not cheap, to be exact. But they’re not pricey without good reason to be – The Mini’s are made from the same polycarbonate shell as the Carry-On’s are, which means they can cop a beating and protect your delicate items, even if you drop everything. Unless, of course, you also forget to zip yours up.
Just in time for Christmas, you can also buy a Mini filled with travel needs from brand partners – this is a genius gift for one of those annoying friends who is impossible to buy for but says things like “that time I lived in Barthelona”.
The Mini’s are only back for a limited time on Away’s site, so if you want one, go get it asap.