SEPHORA has announced the closure of its two Jersey stores – six months after their opening marked the first time the French beauty giant had run physical stores in the British Isles in more than two decades.
A total of 19 members of staff work across the local outlets in King Street and at 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 [and rebranded as Sephora in October 2022].
‘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.’
It is understood that the town store will close first, with Les Quennevais following suit in due course.
It was also confirmed that Guernsey’s Sephora shop would continue to trade for the time being.
Sephora took over the three Channel Islands stores in 2021 after acquiring Jersey-founded cosmetic company FeelUnique for more than £100 million.