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Sephora is opening a third UK store next year – and it’s outside London

A brand-new beauty superstore is set to open in summer 2024

Charmaine Wong
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Charmaine Wong

Calling all makeup mavens and beauty fans up in the north! We have some fabulous news. Legendary beauty emporium Sephora is increasing its number of UK stores by opening up a third location in Manchester

The new Manny store follows the opening of two Sephora outposts in London earlier this year. The Manchester location is a 5,380-square-foot ground-floor unit in the Trafford Centre, and it promises a range of exclusive brands like Makeup by Mario, GXVE by Gwen Stefani and Haus Labs by Lady Gaga.

Sephora has gone through more than a few ups and downs over the past few decades. After launching its first UK store in 2000, the beauty retailer grew rapidly over the next few years but failed to break through and shuttered in 2005. Since then, brokenhearted fans have been anticipating a comeback.

After returning to the UK in March with a store in London’s Westfield White City shopping centre, the Manchester store marks Sephora moving beyond the capital. 

Sarah Boyd, managing director of Sephora UK, said: ‘We are extremely excited to bring Sephora to Manchester, one of the most vibrant cities for beauty in the UK. Expanding our presence beyond London is something that consumers have been screaming out for, and we are listening hard to them when deciding where to go next.’

The store is set to open in summer 2024, although no exact opening date has been announced yet.

New shop openings with Time Out

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