Oak Parkers will no lengthier have to journey to Oak Brook to store Sephora’s vibrant array of cosmetics and elegance products as the village will soon be receiving its individual area downtown. An formal opening date has not yet been verified, but it is anticipated the keep will open by the close of the yr, in accordance to John Lynch, government director of the Oak Park Financial Development Corporation.
The magnificence retailer will occupy a part of the former Pier 1 at 1143 Lake St., which has been subdivided considering that the house décor store’s closure. Sephora will sit upcoming to Oak Park’s Sweetgreen spot, which opened in July and also occupies part of the former Pier 1.
It will also be close to to the Dom’s Kitchen and Market, which is envisioned to open up in the historic Marshall Area and Corporation constructing at 1144 W. Lake St.
Regional company officials view the opening of a freestanding Sephora area as proof of the progress in Oak Park’s retail sector.
“I imagine it is a real testomony to the development that downtown Oak Park and the village has seen in retail,” stated Shanon Williams, Downtown Oak Park government director.
The Sephora organization operates about 2,700 retailers in 35 international locations. Williams called it “huge” that these a retail huge is coming to Oak Park.
OPEDC did not court docket the retailer possibly. Alternatively, the several higher-increase developments captivated Sephora to the village, according to Lynch. Wednesday Journal has achieved out to Sephora for remark.
“While we did not recruit Sephora in the regular perception, we recruited Sephora by incorporating 2,000 new residents to downtown Oak Park around the final various a long time,” said Lynch.
People who have a adore of makeup and splendor products will certainly be pleased to listen to Sephora is opening an Oak Park site. Teenage resident Ellie Loftus advised Wednesday Journal she is seeking ahead to procuring at Sephora due to its extensive wide variety of out there cosmetics. Sephora carries 250 unique manufacturers, as effectively as its possess personal label merchandise.
“I’m psyched for the Sephora to arrive,” she explained. “I consider it is just likely to be great owning a little something in Oak Park simply because I sense like in get to essentially get extra high-close makeup or a wider vary of goods, you have to go out to maybe a [different] suburb or to a mall.”
The 17-calendar year-outdated at present shops for cosmetics in River Forest at Ulta, 7231 Lake St., due to its proximity to Oak Park. Loftus reported she will possible develop into a common Sephora shopper after it opens.
“Honestly, I consider I will switch in excess of because I do variety of like Sephora far better,” Loftus reported. “I imagine it’ll be great.”
Sephora at present has a area in just the Kohl’s division retail store in North Riverside.