Barre + Bag Is the Subscription Service Dancers Have Been Waiting For
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Subscription box services have quickly gained a dedicated following among the fashion and fitness set. And while we'd never say no to a box with new jewelry or workout wear to try, we've been waiting for the subscription model to make its way to the dance world.
Enter barre + bag, a new service that sends a curated set of items to your door each season. Created by Faye Morrow Bell and her daughter Tyler, a student in the pre-professional ballet program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, this just-launched service offers dance, lifestyle and wellness finds in four themed bags each year: Spring Performance, Summer Study, Back-to-Studio and Nutcracker. Since all the products are specifically made for dancers, everything barre + bag sends you is something you'll actually use, (Plus, it all comes in a bag instead of a box—because what dancer can ever have enough bags?).
barre + bag's Summer Collection
Barre + bag's summer collection is currently on sale for $40 on their site. It includes a copper water bottle, organic lip balm (with SPF!), deodorant wipes, a hot/cold gel pack, pointe shoe humidors, deodorizing foot spray, and a clear, vinyl drawstring bag.
Making the whole thing even sweeter, barre + bag's site also features an inside look at what professional and pre-professional dancers keep in their bags, as well as dancer hacks we can all steal. We're already obsessed with the dancer-focused subscription box, and we can't wait to see what barre + bag comes up with for Nutcracker season (sorry for reminding you).
Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Rachel Foster and Jonathan Porretta took their final curtain call on June 9, 2019. Photo by Lindsay Thomas, Courtesy PNB
We all know dance careers are temporary. But this season, it feels like we're saying goodbye to more stars than usual.
Many have turned to social media to share their last curtain calls, thoughts on what it feels like to say farewell to performing, and insights into the ways that dancing has made them who they are. After years of dedicating your life to the studio and stage, the decision to stop dancing is always an emotional one. Each dancer handles it in their own way—whether that means cheekily admitting to having an existential crisis, or simply leaving with no regrets about what you did for love.
We will miss these dancers' performances, but can't wait to see what awaits each in their next chapters.