Sephora Joins Long List Of Shuttered Stores Due To The Coronavirus

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATESFrench multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores Sephora is closing U.S. and Canada stores as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, due to concerns around coronavirus.

The retailer put out a statement saying stores would remain closed until April 3.

‚ÄúThe health and safety of our employees, their families and the community is our first priority, and to adapt to the rapidly changing situation related to coronavirus [COVID-19], we will be closing all¬†Sephora¬†stores across the U.S. and Canada from 5 p.m. local time tomorrow through April 3,‚ÄĚ a Sephora spokeswoman said.

‚ÄúAll store employees will continue to receive their base pay for scheduled shifts for the duration of this closure. In addition, health and wellness benefits for employees who are currently enrolled will continue,‚ÄĚ the spokeswoman said.

Sephora‚Äôs U.S. and Canada websites will remain operational, and supported through the company‚Äôs supply chain team. ‚ÄúWe are taking enhanced measures to ensure their health and wellbeing. Should we experience any unplanned disruptions to one of our distribution centers, all employees will receive the same considerations,‚ÄĚ the spokeswoman said.

The news comes several days after Sephora parent company LVMH Mo√ęt Hennessy Louis Vuitton said it would cease production of luxury fragrances in order to¬†repurpose that alcohol for hand sanitizers, which it will donate.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR LATEST CANCELED EVENTS AND STORES CLOSING DUE TO THE WORLDWIDE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRIS:

Tiffany & Co., Hudson’s Bay Co. and the Neiman Marcus Group late Tuesday joined the long list of of brands shuttering their North American stores in response to the coronavirus crisis (see it here).

Macy’s Inc. and Swedish fast fashion clothing company H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) has been added to the long list of retailers closing and events being either canceled or postponed due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (see it here).

Today Tuesday March 17, we officially reported that Chanel has decided to cancel its cruise show, due to take place on May 7, to ensure the well-being of its guests and teams during the current coronavirus outbreak (see it here).

Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, Bergdorf Goodman and the Neiman Marcus store in Hudson Yards closed today, joining the rapidly growing list of coronavirus-related store closings around the country (see it here).

Yesterday Monday March 16, Nordstrom said it was closing all of its full-line department stores, Rack stores, Jeffrey and Trunk Club locations in the U.S. and Canada for two weeks starting March 17, and Saks Fifth Avenue said it was closing its Manhattan flagship and its store in Bala Cynwyd outside Philadelphia for up to two weeks.

Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew, Madewell, Vince, Lands’ End, Footlocker and Vineyard Vines are among the specialty chains that have announced mass temporary closings due to the coronavirus.

On Monday,¬†DM Fashion Book¬†announced that due to the worldwide spread of the¬†coronavirus,¬†Chanel¬†has decided to postpone its replica show of the¬†Paris¬†‚ÄĒ¬†31 Rue Cambon2019/20 M√©tiers d‚Äôart collection, which was due to take place in¬†London¬†on¬†June 4¬†(see it¬†here) and¬†Dior¬†has postponed indefinitely their upcoming cruise show. The show was¬†due to take place in¬†Italy¬†on¬†May 9¬†(see it¬†here).

On March 16, we also announced that Met Gala joined the long list of events being postponed amid coronavirus fears including Prada (see it here) and Hermès (see it here).

STAY TUNED TO DM FASHION BOOK AS WE UPDATE STORIES CONSTANTLY!

Photos Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Sephora

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.