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Sephora will open a flagship location on the 1000 block of Vancouver's Robson Street. As a result, several smaller retailers will lose their store spaces including several accessory and gift stores as well as a recently opened Clearly Contacts store. The Sephora store will have two levels and will open late 2014.

Sephora will be located adjacent to the recently completed retail complex that includes a flagship Forever 21 store.

For those unfamiliar, Sephora is a Paris-based chain of cosmetics stores. It was founded in 1970 and purchased by the LVMH conglomerate in 1997. It has locations worldwide and opened its first North American store in New York City in 1998. It carries over 100 brands as well as its own private label products and includes makeup, skincare, fragrance, hair care, bath and body products and hair and make-up tools. This paragraph's source is completely from Wikipedia.

Soon we'll do an article on the 1100 Block of Vancouver's Robson Street. A significant number of storefronts are currently for lease and from what we've been told, more are on the way. Not all will be lost as the street is more likely in the process of a transition than a decline.

[Sephora Website]