Sephora was founded in 1970 in France as Shop 8 by Dominique Mandonnaud, who, in 1993, fashioned the store's unique name by blending the Biblical name of Zipporah (Moses' exceptionally beautiful wife) with the ancient Greek term for "pretty," sephos.
Today, Sephora is not only the leading chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, it's also a powerful beauty presence in 24 other countries. In the United States and Canada, there are over 280 Sephora stores and over 270 Sephora inside JCPenney stores. For more information, visit http://www.sephora.com.
I could spend all day here! Love the amazing variety Sephora stores offer! You can find practically any beauty product available here... now even Tom Ford! The stores are so well organized and well kept by very good beauty consultants who are superbly trained. Although I don't often ask for their opinions or advice (I personally also work in makeup), you can tell how often they are trained and retrained on new product here. A wonderful store with endless amounts of product! The rewards program is also decent and allows you to try new items for free with the purchase of certain amounts; VIB events and VIB Rouge perks are also a blast! Love this store!
Sephora to me is like a candy store to a child!
The Toronto store is beautiful, brightly lit, super clean, friendly and knowledgeable staff and every item I could possibly want under one roof! I could spend hours and hours in here!
The prices are high, but so is the quality!
Sephora is my dream in a store! I just love it ! The employees are so nice and the products are amazing! If you are a makeup addict like me you'll love this store! Everybody should shop there! The prices are worth every penny because the quality of the products are really good . There is nothing in this store I don't like.
Sephora is my favorite store! I have always shopped online and in the last couple of years we finally got a store in Newfoundland. I love going to this store to buy a small treat for myself and ask all my friends/family for giftcards from this store as presents. The service is very friendly and you can get samples/demonstrations of all of the products. You can also return products that do not suit you which I think is a major bonus especially with skincare products.
I love Sephora, all the makeup and smell of perfume is just a prefect place, a bit pricy bit good brands. I love the sample size or travel size items to try and discover new products and makeup. It's always tempting to not pass the store but I usually prefer online purchase, easy to find products, read and understand them and read reviews...still stuff are helpful too
I like the store friendly and helpful staff. On your birthday they give you a sample size of a product. I find them a little bit pricy but the quality is there!
I absolutely LOVE Sephora!
This store has every beauty product that you could ever think of. It is definitely on the pricer side, but they do have more affordable options in their own line or products!
Service is EXCELLENT, very knowledgeable, but the prices are outrageous. A tiny little thing of moisturizer costing $50?? I can get 10 times the amount of moisturizer at another store and it would still be cheaper.
I just love Sephora, it's like being in a candy store but better. I really love the fact that there are testers for everything and samples are easily available. I am a VIB Rouge, so I tend to shop here quite a lot. I tend to buy online mostly as my "local" store is 150 km round trip.
I do love a walk around Sephora. I love treating myself on there and i love testing out products i have seen online and in store.
Have my interactions with the staff there made a great place to shop? Not always.In fact i think its the area that lets them down.
Sometimes i know what i want, so i go in, get it, get out. Sometimes i want opinions,product info, samples etc. Too many times on the latter occasion do i feel like the staff are too busy to help me or that they have someone else they need to/want to help. I get it..its always busy in there but really thats not my problem.
Dont get me wrong i have maybe 3 particular visits (and compared to the amount i go there thats not great!) that stick with me as having had great service.
I love getting samples from Sephora. Pretty much every time i am in there and have a staff member interaction, i get samples. Because..why not. So many people dont even know that Sephora do samples.
Also, i prefer browsing in store and then buying online to take advantage of Ebates.
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