Best news since clothing retailer Zara came to Australia, is confirmation that mega-cosmetics retailer Sephora is now opening its first Australian store.
The must-do shop in Euorpe, especially France - it's everywhere just like Boots is in the UK - is opening in Sydney's Pitt St Mall, before Christmas.
It already has an Australian website but doesn't appear to be selling through it - yet.
It's not just the great brands - for men and women - that Sephora will bring, hopefully it will also be their exceptional prices. I bought Chanel make-up in Epernay, in France, last year that was as price-competitive as duty-free in Dubai. Like within a couple of $$s for the Aqua Vitalumiere foundation compacts.
This report on Fairfax's Daily Life says: Sephora Australia will launch new brands every month for the first year, introduce a customer loyalty program and offer cosmetics and hair care products at US prices, which are significantly cheaper than what Australians pay for cosmetics.
If you love cosmetics and skincare - and TA is addicted - the stores are colourful and enticing. Being inside a Sephora store gives a shot of retail-therapy that online shopping can never match.