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- 1 Fair use rationale for Image:Logo lg.gif
- 2 List of store locations?
- 3 The legend
- 4 Name and Logo section
- 5 removed request for expansion
- 6 Environmental Conflicts.
- 7 Overhaul
- 8 Sephos for beauty
- 9 Brands
- 10 beauty insider info
- 11 Page Evaluation
- 12 Proposed merge with Sephora UAE and KSA
- 13 RfC: Sephora stores in the Middle East
Fair use rationale for Image:Logo lg.gifEdit
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List of store locations?Edit
- I agree, if you are saying that the long list of the American malls at the end was not really appropriate. I deleted them beause it didn't add to the article. I will be working on improving the article, if I can find reliable sources to help. Dawn Bard (talk) 03:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
List of countries should be included, but not specific malls. For a fact (by sight) I know Sephora is present in France, Spain, the UK, Germany, Poland and the USA, but that's not even close to 21, maybe someone has a complete list. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 18:20, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Can anyone confirm the existence of the legend mentioned at the origin of the name? I question the truth of this paragraph, so I move it here until it can be confirmed.
- The word "Sephora" also means "Slumbering SeaDemon". It comes from one of the first legends, of what is now known today as the Loch Ness monster. It was a very minor icon in Greek Mythology, however. The only way to awake this "SeaDemon" was to have it come in contact with something "From The Skies Above", in other words, Outer Space. The Creature's skin was believed to have been "undamagable" making it basically immortal, unless one of its major organs was greatly harmed. Not much else is known about this legend, except that it began most other sea monster legends.
Name and Logo sectionEdit
Mishmash of sephos for beauty and the Greek form of Tzipporah, from the Hebrew? Citation needed? Seriously. That doesn't sound right to me, and with no citation, the following seems more likely.
Sephora sounds like a play on the Latin Amphora to me. Thus the name is basically sephos (from the Greek root for "beauty") and phoreus ("carrier," from pherein "to carry"). Sephora is a "container of beauty." That's a much more plausible explanation than "beautiful bird," lacking a citation.
removed request for expansionEdit
I have removed the notice of a request for expansion of the article because it seems to me there is enough information in the article to not warrant the request. It may be that the article can be improved, but that is implied to all articles and the request should only be applied to articles which have a conspicuous need for expansion. Dwight Burdette (talk) 04:41, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Sephora's return policy can be viewed as 'an egregious waste in the name of vanity' (still searching for original references) due to their existing return policies. Any product is able to be returned for full refund within 60 days, regardless of reason. Sephora.com
Contrary to other retail stores (ie swimwear, underwear, toothbrushes which you cannot return for hygenic reasons) Sephora will accept anything back; what they do not indicate is that anything returned, even if in original packaging, will be sent back to suppliers who will destroy or discard the items.
A common example is someone buying makeup brushes to decide between two or three types, make purchase multiples of all, take them home, use them, then returns all but the one they wish to keep; the other brushes, though used, are able to be returned for full refund (whether opened or unopened). These brushes are discarded (opened or unopened). This applies to electronics such as flat irons, electric cleansing brushes, and even items than contain animal products (boar hair bristled brushes and make up brushes).
There is no financial deterrent to customers as they may receive full refund, and even 3 months later, receive store credit; The store has a financial structure in place that any returns do not affect their overall profits, and as they have brand loyalty, likely a good deal of individuals who make returns will reinvest in other store items.
a lot of it does go to waste but sephora uses returns as testers :) the sephoras in north america dont have a time limit on returns! can anyone else confirm this for their respective countries?Steeniejung (talk) 20:49, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
The page could use some serious work. I moved around the decent content available. I'll try to fill in some more content and flesh it out with more 3rd party sources later. Anyone who can help is greatly appreciated. I'll check back periodically. Worsepainting (talk) 06:21, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Sephos for beautyEdit
"Sephora originates from "sephos", which is Greek for "beauty""
Is there a source for that claim ?
There are tons of new additional brands to the Sephora cosmetics chain. It would be great if you could look into and expand on them in order to provide readers with more insight on the types of brands that they have to offer! --Kathy.s28 (talk) 21:00, 27 October 2016 (UTC)
beauty insider infoEdit
are there different rewards programs throughout the different sephoras? sephora north america vs. sephora in asia etc.
Although this page is short, there seems to be a substantial amount of reliable sources to confirm the information provided. Looking over the article, I feel like the history information should be separated from the awards and random list of law suits associated with the company. It seemed like random information forced to fit within the section. Also, much information could be added to their subscription program section about becoming a VIB vs. a VIB Rogue member and how you even get to those levels. I will add a little bit about it, but I feel like the page as a whole could use an expansion of information given how large of company Sephora is. This page does remain neutral in its discussion of the company, and is supported with a nice variety neutral working references as well without plagiarism. For instance, one of the law suits mentioned even had a link to the exact class action lawsuit pdf. Although, I am not sure how truly reliable of source Cosmopolitan is. Also, where the name "Sephora" comes from in the first paragraph should probably be cited.
When reading over the talk page about the environmental conflicts with the return policy, this seems pretty biased towards negatively portraying Sephora as a whole. If this information were to be added. I think that it would be best to have a whole neutral section on Sephora's return policy, and then on section about law suits and potential criticisms of the company as well as an award and positive image section of the company. One possible place to include some of such criticism would be in the environmental record section. The negative views of the company seemed to be under represented there in comparison to their awards. There is a lot of room for growth on this wonderful article.