Online Shopping In The UAE Is About To Get A Lot Better…
Beauty buffs, we have some momentous news for you.
No longer will you have to get your act together and pop in-store when your Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz runs out, or you smash your Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector on the tiled floor.
Why? Because Sephora have just announced that they’ll be launching an e-commerce site in the UAE next month.
Yes, you’ll be able to shop the same brands found at the company’s 45 local stores from your sofa come November 15 at sephora.ae.
Much like Sephora’s US online counterpart, you’ll be able to score free samples with purchases, and there’ll be free delivery when you spend over a certain amount – Dhs350 in this case.
Once live, the site will also offer pre-launches of some products – and if you change your mind about what you’ve bought, you can return purchases to UAE stores within 14 days.
We’ve already got a shopping list started in preparation.
And that’s not all…
You should be able to get your hands on luxury labels even quicker when Net-A-Porter’s Middle East expansion kicks off.
Yoox Net-A-Porter Group CEO Federico Marchetti told Business of Fashion this week that the designer e-commerce portal is planning to offer same-day delivery in Dubai.
There’s no confirmed date yet as to when that might happen, but Marchetti also revealed the company will roll out the express delivery option in Tokyo and Milan too.
“One of my biggest objectives is to transform the company into a mobile-only company,” he said. “It’s a new luxury conglomerate of the digital era.”
Net-A-Porter trialled a super-fast seaplane service in the Hamptons, US, over the summer, but there’s no word yet as to how same-day delivery would work in Dubai.
We’ll keep you posted…
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