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Canadian prices increasing

Anyone else notice huge price increases on most of their favourite products? Ex. Nude Beach Nudestix pack was $78 and has jumped to $90 (still $78 on the Nudestix website).

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Something else to consider are all the random tariffs and still in-flux trade agreements. I don't work in beauty at all, but in my industry, lots of suppliers have been proactively adjusting prices up because of the US's crazy current situation vis-a-vis...like the entire world at this point. Parts and products I was buying a few months ago in the beginning of the year have increased 15%, 20%, sometimes 30% so I wouldn't be surprised if there's some version of that in beauty/cosmetics. Maybe not the completed finished goods, but raw ingredients and components are  often sourced all over the globe, not just in the US or Canada. Annual price adjustments regardless are common as well, I'm sure it seems sneaky because Sephora happened to have a summer sale, but pricing and marketing strategy doesn't just happen overnight on a whim, it's most likely coincidence on timing. 

 

Like @IttyxBittyxMe  mentioned, Sephora must adhere to the brand's directions in terms of pricing guidelines (and also discounts, for all of you harping about the "only" 20%, lots of prestige brands specifically prohibit sale pricing so as not to cheapen their brand). 

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What I don’t understand is how they decide what products are going up in price and how much. My loyalty to Sephora is diminishing, especially if you can find these products for less. List of prices that I noticed going up: Farmacy cleansing balm: was $44, now $45 Nudestix tinted blur stick: was $33, now $37 Caudalie vinoperfect serum: was $89, now $95 Peter Thomas Roth cucumber eye mask: was $60, now $70 SK-II Piteria Essence welcome pack: was $125, now $129 Kielhs ultra facial cream 1.7oz: was $34, now $37

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Gotta agree with @IttyxBittyxMe 

 

For example, the Kiehls cream is now $37 on the Kiehls website, Holt Renfrew website and The Bay website.... seems like a brand directed price change and not Sephora’s out to get us. 

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A company like Sephora can’t just change the prices of items because they feel like it, it comes from the parent company. Like Bobbi Brown and La Mer do price changes every few months by like a dollar at minimum or even a $10 difference. Not saying you won’t be able to find the products cheaper elsewhere but if it’s a company that’s following the brands standards the price increases will be the same across all retailers.

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all products that I was searching for were set at higher price than they were sold at retail stores (like shopper drugsmart, London drug, The Bay, Holt renfrew) and at brands' store and at brands' online store >"<

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I’ve also noticed the price increase of many of my go to items @VNan @Melpo7 @Pokeey @Lilicaceres @nche ! Some items are less expensive elsewhere now! I find this trend somewhat upsetting since it doesn’t reflect the inflation rate in Canada! Another upsetting thing is that Sephora USA has more brands than we have! 

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@keana1 Yes many places haven’t been as quick to raise prices. Buy wherever it’s cheaper!! 

 

And I really miss when we were served by the US website. I rather wait an extra 2-3 days for shipping and have access to ALL the brands and products. 

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I completely agree with you @nche ! I don’t mind waiting a few days longer if I can find the same thing somewhere else! Unfortunately some websites don’t deliver to Canada! ( Drunk Elephant, Peter Thomas Roth, to name a few )

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Yup I noticed that as well. Figured it was our dollar/brand, but some of the brands that are sold elsewhere have only gone up at Sephora when compared... In some cases its $1 or $2, not a big deal and normal that things rise but some jumped by enough to make it not worth it for me (mostly sephora exclusive brands in this case Smiley Sad ) Edit for mistakes and wording

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I've noticed this too for a lot of products I stock up on. I've actually purchased some from the US site and stores to save money!

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Yes I noticed. I was paying  $ 65 for a mask that I liked a lot and it is now $ 72 😒

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Not sure if everyone is aware but Nordstrom will ship to you FREE when you call the store to order.

 

I was at the anniversary sale recently and there are two Laura Mercier lipstick (the new formula) sets that include a full sized lipstick and a full sized liner. On Sephora the cost would be $77 during the sale at Nordstrom $37.

 

The lipstick shades are A La Rose and Beige Intime, both beautiful. I can not remember the liner shades but they are a close match. And the formula is very nice.

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For me, I’ve been expecting price increases across the board as our dollar is doing poorly. Our purchasing power sucks and our Canadian dollar can’t go very far. This is not Sephora or any brands fault. Just wait until Black Friday, it will be really obvious then. 

 

What I do check is if the price is fairly marked up in Cdn dollars as compared to the USD price. Most beauty products have been fair. It’s shocking but fair.

 

Unlike the Valentino sunglasses I bought from matchesfashion,a uk online seller, which ended up $100 cheaper than at sunglasses hut here in Toronto. Including taxes and exchange difference. 

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I wonder if the dollar improved if they would reduce the prices?

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Lol companies are far slower to lower prices. But much faster to raise prices. I do blame them 100% for that. From 2010-2014 we were basically near or at par. I would say that prices didn’t equalize until 2012-ish. I lived near the border most of my life so we would always shop in the US when our dollar was strong and prices in Canada hadn’t adjusted. The Sephora’s in Seattle and Bellevue were as familiar to me as the ones in Vancouver lol. (A few percent price difference can be reasonable due to additional cost of doing business in a foreign country, etc. Like if something is $68 USD and $72 CAD...). 

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@VNan, I noticed this summer a significant increase in the Canadian prices for certain Chanel makeup products.

 

1) The 9-pan Les Indispensables palette used to retail in Canada for $95 and now it's $110 (16% increase). The US price for this 9-pan was unchanged at $70 US. Saw the Les 9 Ombres No 2 Quintessence at Holts for $98 (modest increase).

 

2) Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder LE compact retails in Canada for $85 vs the same in the regular line for $72 ($13 more for Chanel signature on compact and logo stamped on product). Same products - LE and regular line version - in the US were unchanged at $58 US.

 

3) The Lumieres Naturelles quad in the Cruise collection retails in Canada for $80 vs. the slightly increased quad price of $70. In the US, this quad sells for $65 US vs. $62 US for quads in the regular line.

 

I'm watching these prices very carefully on upcoming releases. I was especially flabbergasted at the price change for the 9-pan Les Indispensables palette in Canada.

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@VNan  I had been noticing the increases, gradually. However, when I went to the sale section just now to browse discounted items, I was shocked. The sale prices on a number of skin care items are what used to be their regular prices — yikes! 😮

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It’s so annoying. I too am also disappointed about the Canadian price increases, especially when they don’t line up. I’ve been buying my stuff from the other stores (Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart or direct from the branded stores) because so far I’ve found its only Sephora who has raised their prices. I always thought that the brands set their own prices but I guess times are changing. I’m finding that Sephora is now $5-$10 more on an identical item (ex Armani Luminous Silk is still $74 at Hudson’s Bay and Armani but yet $80 at Sephora, L’Occitane moisture mask is $49 at Sephora but only $44 at Hudson’s Bay and L’occitane and so on).  Ugh. No incentive to shop at Sephora anymore. 

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same with Lancome products

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I always check the brands site before I order.

 

I recently wanted to purchase a L'Occitane moisturizer and it was $20 more on Sephora. There is absolutely no reason to pay that.

 

 

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