It's the moment so many in Oneida County and surrounding areas have been waiting for: a favorite national beauty retailer has announced their return to the area.
According to their website, Sephora will be opening inside Kohls in New Hartford.
If you walk inside the Kohls, you'll see that they are clearing space for the addition. The store will be approximately 2,500 square feet, according to Kohls store employees, and will feature all the things Sephora is known for: makeup, hair, skin care, fragrance products and more.
There's no word on an exact opening date, but online, it says they are slated to open this fall. You'll also be able to purchase their products online through Kohls.com this fall as well.
Sephora was formerly located inside JCPenney at Sangertown Square Mall, but that retailer closed their store this past September.
How excited are you for this move? Let us know inside our station app. It's pretty nice that you won't have to drive all the way to Syracuse to purchase items in-store, right? Or, to have to wait to receive your order in the mail?
We've missed you, Sephora!
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