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Make-up giant Sephora announces closure of Jersey stores

Make-up giant Sephora announces closure of Jersey stores

Friday 21 April 2023

Make-up giant Sephora announces closure of Jersey stores

Friday 21 April 2023

Sephora has announced the closure of its two Jersey stores – just six months after their opening marked the first time the French beauty giant had physical stores in the British Isles in over two decades.

19 members of staff work across the local outlets on King Street and Les Quennevais precinct.

Announcing the closure, Sephora issued a statement, saying: "Following a strategic review of our retail network in the UK, we are closing our two Jersey stores, historically belonging to Feel Unique, that were acquired in 2021.

"We are very grateful to the 19 team members who have been working in these stores for the contribution they have made, and we are committed to respectfully supporting them through this transition."

Express understands that the town store will be closing first, with the Les Quennevais store to follow.

It was also confirmed Guernsey's Sephora shop will currently remain open.

Sephora took over the three Channel Islands stores in 2021 after acquiring Jersey-founded cosmetic company FeelUnique for over £100m.

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Pictured: Aaron Chatterley who founded FeelUnique alongside Richard Schiessl in 2005.

The Times characterised the purchase of FeelUnique as marking Sephora’s “first big push into the UK.”

The brand switchover happened in October 2022, with Jersey and Guernsey becoming the first places in the British Isles to have physical Sephora stores in more than 20 years.


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