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KBEAUTY School with Christine Chang and Sarah Lee from Glow Recipe | Pop-In@Nordstrom: KBEAUTY

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To help you discover the best KBEAUTY routine for your individual needs, we consulted experts Christine Chang and Sarah Lee of Glow Recipe. First, here’s what they had to say about Korean beauty in general:

“Korean beauty is all about layering, learning and customizing to suit your skin care needs. The layering of targeted, skin type–optimized treatments is the cornerstone of KBEAUTY … and the ideal of glowing, radiant skin! And it’s not just about products—the application and enjoyment of uniquely sensorial textures are just as much a part of the Korean beauty routine as a great treatment.”

The basic routine:

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Now here’s their advice, broken down by skin concerns including acne and oil, dryness and sensitivity, anti-aging care, and dullness.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom: KBEAUTY

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Unmistakably Korean Materials | Pop-In@Nordstrom x Gentle Monster

The 2017 series of Pop-Ins at Nordstrom begins with three shops featuring the exciting cultures of Korean fashion and style, curated by Olivia Kim. To start: Gentle Monster, the youthful Korean sunglasses company with a penchant for artistic storytelling.

Beyond making fantastic sunglasses, a big part of the Gentle Monster brand is creative store design. You don’t just inhabit a Gentle Monster retail zone, you get a rich offline experience. We knew they’d do something special for our Pop-In Shops—and they did.

We went straight to the source to learn more, asking Renee Kim, Gentle Monster Associate Space Designer, about the seemingly somber concept behind our joint shops and the meanings behind the Korean materials she used.

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SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Gentle Monster

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Gift-wrap Inspiration: Ribbon Illusion | Love, Pop-In@Nordstrom

We each have our own different holiday traditions, but we all wrap gifts. This year we hope to inspire you to get creative and put your heart into it – and to take care of everyone on your list at Love, Pop-In@Nordstrom, our holiday shop curated by Olivia Kim.

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SHOP: Love, Pop-In@Nordstrom | Home & Paper

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Alexander Wang x Olivia Kim Q&A | Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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Our own Olivia Kim and Alexander Wang go way back to 2006, when Olivia was the buyer at Opening Ceremony. Wang came through the door with a rolling garment bag, trying to sell some sweaters like a young rapper hustling a demo tape. The next year he crashed the fashion establishment, commencing his ongoing run of spectacular runway shows and game-changing designs.

On the phone – Olivia in Seattle at her office; Alex at his studio in NYC – the two caught up about business, nightlife and approaching fashion as 360-degree storytelling.

SHOP: Pop-In@Nordstrom x Alexander Wang

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A Campfire Chat: Uniquely Keen Uneek | Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out

We’re celebrating long, post-summer-solstice days with Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out—your go-to mercantile for nature provisions from all the best brands. And what better way to welcome a season of camping, glamping and road-tripping than with a cool new pen pal from the almighty Keen?

Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out: interview with Rory Fuerst, Jr. of Keen Uneek.

SHOP: Keen Uneek

The innovative, eco-conscious footwear brand has been hitting the ground running since 2003, and we were lucky enough to trade missives with Rory Fuerst, Jr.—creator of the increasingly covetable Keen Uneek line (just ask the Tokyo street-style set).

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Summiting Cotopaxi: A Conversation with CEO Davis Smith | Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out

Eradicating global poverty might seem unreachable—but Cotopaxi founder and CEO Davis Smith can scale mountains.

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“One of my earliest memories is from the Dominican Republic. My family moved there when I was four and I remember seeing children my age on the street who were completely naked. It was the first time I’d seen anything like that, and it just shocked me. I mean, I can’t even describe to you how I felt.” LET’S CLIMB

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A Campfire Chat: Benji Wagner of Poler Stuff & His Mixtape Standard | Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out

We’re celebrating long, post-summer-solstice days with Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out—your go-to mercantile for nature provisions from all the best brands. And what better way to welcome a season of camping, glamping and road-tripping than with a cool new pen pal who built a company and ethos (#campvibes forever) around feeling the pulse of the great outdoors?

Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out: interview with Benji Wagner of Poler Stuff.

Meet Benji Wagner, co-founder and creative director of Poler Stuff. This Portland-based purveyor of all things adventurous has been bridging the gap between action sports and traditional outdoor activities since 2010 with “the world’s highest standard of stuff” and amazing strokes of genius like the Napsack. (Seriously, get it—it’s like a Snuggie for the wild.)

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Your Camping Essentials Checklist from Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out

Pop-In@Nordstrom Gets Out: your camping checklist.

Ready to celebrate long, post-solstice days in the great outdoors? We’ve pulled some of our favorite (and ultra-useful) provisions from our new Pop-In Shop so you can hit the open road, climb every mountainside or glamp like a champ with the best wilderness gear and down-with-nature home goods.

Time to pack it up and pack it down.

THE 6 THINGS YOU NEED IF YOU’RE GOING…

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Find Your Fit | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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What’s going on back there? In coordination with Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil, this month’s sun/swim edition of our themed shop curated by VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, our stylists offer wisdom about the back/booty sides of four key women’s swimsuits.

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The drop one-piece (seen above) has made a comeback and is the must-have suit of the season. It’s sexy while also providing coverage. The drop in back tends to minimize your lower half. This fit is also easily worn for a night out with shorts or a skirt.

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Malia Mills’ Body-Posi Swimwear | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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Back in the ’90s, Malia Mills hated that shopping for swimwear was a scary experience for so many women. Since then she’s been slaying the fashion game with a mission to get past the stress zone and into the #hellyes zone.

With Malia Mills’ swim designs currently featured in Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil—our sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kim—we caught up with the boss herself to talk about body image in the era of the Lenny Letter, intense ruffles and the importance of getting out there and having a margarita. 

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