Sephora was founded by Dominique Mandonnaud in Paris, France, in 1970. The brand’s name was derived from the bible character Zipporah who is famously known as the wife of Moses. Their brand promotes “assisted self-service” sales experience that makes them unique from other retail models for cosmetics. It allows their customers to test their products in any of their retail stores before purchasing. In 2007, the French multinational corporation LVMH acquired the brand from Mandonnaud, and since then, the brand has expanded globally, becoming one of the best brands offering beauty and cosmetic products.
Sephora (US and Canada) offers financing options via Klarna, where they allow you to split your purchase into four interest-free payments. They also accepts credit and debit card payments as well as PayPal and online credit.