Global Beauty: Pop Up K-Ba-Nana Arrives at University Village

Posted on August 24, 2018, 3:53 pm
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Korean beauty fans rejoice! K Ba-Nana will open a Korean Beauty Pop-Up at University Village on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in the former Apple store location. Industry insiders and consumers alike are obsessed with Korean beauty and with good reason. These innovative global products have created a cult following by using the latest technology to make them at the forefront of the beauty world.

With coveted brands filling the shelves, the K Ba-Nana Pop Up will carry the latest K-beauty skincare and accessories. The assortment of products will feature K-beauty favorites such as sheet masks, nail polish, cosmetics, and skincare essentials. In addition to beauty, K Ba-Nana will also carry a curated mix of accessories including socks, hairpins, jewelry, and gifts. Featured brands include TPSY, Too Cool for School, Huxley, IPKN, Moart, and A’Pieu.

“I’ve always loved everything about Korean trends, especially all the fun, cute, beauty products,” explains founder Liz Kang Yates, “I’m excited about sharing a mix of Korean brands, some of which are being sold in the U.S. for the very first time, in a colorful and innovative environment.”

The store interior will feature bright colors, hand-painted murals, and custom fixtures designed by local artists and builders to highlight the unique mix of Korean beauty products. The colorful pop up store will feature modern interactive decor, including decorative photo walls and even boasts a Molly Moon vending machine that serves up Minimoon cups of ice cream. The pop-up will also serve as a community hub for creative collaborations and local lifestyle events.

K Ba-Nana Korean Beauty Pop-Up

University Village, 2623 NE University Village St, Seattle, WA 98105

Opens Sunday, August 26, 2018 to the end of the year.


Photos courtesy of Gossip & Glamour.


Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes covering fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog,, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.