Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970. Sephora's unique, open-sell environment features an ever-increasing amount of classic and appearing brands over a broad range of goods categories including skincare, color, fragrance, body, smile care, and hair care, in addition to Sephora's private label.
Controlled by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world's leading luxury assets group, Sephora is highly valued as a beauty trailblazer, thanks to its unparalleled assortment of prestige products, unbiased service from experts, interactive shopping environment and innovation.
Sephora operates approximately 1,300 stores in 27 countries worldwide, with an expanding base of over 300 stores across North America. Sephora started its first U.S. store in New York in 1998, its first Canadian store in Toronto in 2004. Sephora's North American headquarters is located in San Francisco, with corporate offices in New York and Montreal.