We seem to be in a peak of huge exciting stores opening here in Manchester, and now French beauty giant Sephora has announced it will be opening a megastore in the Trafford Centre next year. Following the success of Sephora in its two stores in London’s Westfield shopping centre, the Trafford Centre store will be the brand’s first UK venture outside of London, and boy, are we in for a treat.
Luckily for beauty buffs all over the region (or likely even outside the region), the Trafford Centre Sephora store is set to ‘redefine the beauty landscape in the North with an extraordinary product range that caters to the diverse needs of beauty enthusiasts’. Boasting an extensive collection of coveted brands, the store set to open in Summer 2024 will be a treasure trove for makeup fiends and skincare aficionados.
In an Instagram post announcing the upcoming opening, Sephora UK wrote: “You heard correctly — Sephora is coming to the TRAFFORD CENTRE, MANCHESTER 🥳✨🎉 Get your shopping baskets ready as we’re on our way up north! More to be revealed soon, see you in 2024… ”
The video includes layer on layer of Sephora fans begging for the store to open in Manchester including: “Need you in Manchester”, “Please open one in the North too”, and “I hope you put one in Manchester”.
Brands set to be on offer at the new Sephora store include (currently) hard-to-find names such as Glossier, Makeup by Mario, GXVE by Gwen Stefani, and Haus Labs by Lady Gaga. There will also be the more budget-friendly Sephora Collection, which is a pretty spectacular own brand that we’ll be pleased to get our hands on, especially the affordable scents.
Sarah Boyd, Managing Director at 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 Trafford Centre, known for its iconic atmosphere and diverse retail offering, is the perfect location for our third store.”
It seems there is still more exciting news to come once we’re in the new year, so beauty fans, stay tuned for updates.