|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2011)|
|Type||Division of holding company (LVMH)|
|Products||Cosmetics & beauty|
|Revenue||€1.94 billion (2012)|
|Parent||LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A.|
Sephora originates from "sephos", which is Greek for "beauty" and the name Zipporah, the exceptionally beautiful wife of Moses in the Book of Exodus. The name Zipporah in the Greek Old Testament (LXX or Septuagint) is rendered, Σεπφώρα Sephora. The Sephora logo is a white "S" shaped flame against a black background.
Sephora opened its first United States store in New York City in 1998. Its North American headquarters is located in San Francisco, with corporate offices in New York City and Montréal. Featuring more than 100 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including makeup, skincare, body, fragrance, color, and haircare. Today, Sephora is one of the leading perfume and cosmetics stores in France and holds a long-standing presence in the beauty industry around the world. Sephora is owned by Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy LVMH.
Sephora features a variety of beauty products from over more than 100 brands including NARS, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay, and Too Faced Cosmetics. Sephora also features its own make-up, skincare, and beauty tools and accessories. Packaging for the line features the company's elongated flame logo in standard black print.
Sephora Inside J.C. Penney
In October 2006, Sephora began opening stores inside J.C. Penney. Sephora inside jcp features some of the same makeup, skincare, and fragrance brands as well as its own product line found in stand alone stores nationwide. Today, there are more than 375 Sephora locations in J.C. Penney stores across the country. Sephora locations inside jcp include the beauty studio, Sephora's exclusive destination where client's receive one-on-one beauty consultations with experts.
Sephora supports a number of charitable causes, such as women's health, child education, environmental awareness, and world hunger.
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