|Division of holding company|
|U.S.A., Brasil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Turkey|
|Products||Cosmetics & beauty|
|Revenue||€1.94 billion (2012)|
Sephora originates from "sephos" (Greek for "beauty") and the name Zipporah, the exceptionally beautiful wife of Moses in the Book of Exodus. 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 and its first Canadian store in Toronto in 2004. Its North American headquarters is located in San Francisco, with corporate offices in New York City and Montréal. Sephora currently operates over 360 stores across North America. Featuring more than 200 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including makeup, skincare, body, fragrance, color, and haircare. Sephora is owned by Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy LVMH as of 1997.
Sephora launched its online store to the U.S. in 1999 and into Canada in 2003. Sephora currently operates over 1,700 stores in 30 countries worldwide generating over $4 billion in revenue as of 2013 (according to Forbes). As of September 2013, the Sephora at Champs Élysées in Paris, France, attracts over six million people a year.
On 1 January 2014, Calvin McDonald replaced David Suliteanu as president and chief executive officer of Sephora Americas. Suliteanu was named CEO of Kendo Brands, another business in the LVMH portfolio.
In August 2015 it was announced that Sephora would launch a subscription service: Play! By Sephora. The monthly subscription service will offer boxes containing five products, for $10 a month. Boston, Columbus, and Cincinnati are the only three cities to test the initial service launch in September 2015. The service is scheduled to launch nationwide in 2016.
Sephora features a variety of beauty products from over more than 100 brands including NARS, Make Up For Ever, Urban Decay, Sunday Riley Skincare, Tatcha Aburatorigami, 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 JCPenney
In October 2006, Sephora began opening stores inside JCPenney. Sephora inside JCPenney features some of the same makeup, skincare, and fragrance brands as well as its own product line found in stand alone stores nationwide. There are more than 400 Sephora locations in JCPenney stores across the country.
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