French beauty retailer Sephora has revealed plans to expand in the North of England, with a third UK store opening in Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

Exterior of Sephora store

Sephora opened two UK stores this year and is planning a third in Manchester

The store, which is due to open in the summer of 2024, will follow the beauty giant’s first two stores in London, which opened in March and November this year.

Sephora said the new store will “redefine the beauty landscape in the North with an extraordinary product range” that includes a wide variety of exclusive brands.

Sarah Boyd, managing director of Sephora UK, said: “We are extremely excited to bring Sephora to Manchester, one of the most vibrant cities for beauty in the UK.

“Expanding our presence beyond London is something that consumers have been screaming out for, and we are listening hard to them when deciding where to go next! The Trafford Centre, known for its iconic atmosphere and diverse retail offering, is the perfect location for our third store.”

Russell Loveland, managing director for Pradera Lateral, which manages the Trafford Centre’s assets, said: “This iconic beauty giant already has a cult following and our own social media has been blowing up with enquiries from excited customers eager for Sephora to open.

“We are very proud Sephora chose the Trafford Centre for its next location, which will be its first store in the North of England, and know it will be a fantastic success and a great addition to our strong international brand line-up.”