New Sephora Store Coming Soon to Westfield Mt Gravatt

International beauty brand Sephora is continuing its Australian expansion, announcing it will open its latest Queensland store at Westfield Mt Gravatt.

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Sephora has seen great success domestically, rapidly growing its national footprint in major cities across the country.

The new outlet, which will open on August 31 on level 1 of the shopping centre, will be the brand’s sixth in Queensland, since entering the Australian market with its first Sydney store back in 2014. 

Photo credit: Westfield Mt Gravatt/Facebook

The Mt Gravatt opening marks the next step in Sephora’s Queensland growth strategy, following Chermside, Indooroopilly, Pacific Fair, Robina and Carindale. The new store will bring Sephora’s luxurious cosmetics and skincare products to south-east Brisbane.

Photo credit: Sephora/Facebook

Founded in 1969, Sephora has grown into an international beauty powerhouse with a devoted global following. The French brand offers an unrivalled selection of exclusive, high-end beauty labels.

Sephora’s extensive product range features coveted names like FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna and Huda Beauty, along with beloved favourites such as tarte and Fresh. Customers can explore makeup, skincare, haircare and wellness essentials from both niche brands and leading makers.

By curating the most sought-after and buzzworthy products in one exceptional shopping experience, Sephora has become the go-to destination for beauty enthusiasts seeking the latest and greatest items on the market.

Grand Opening

Photo credit: Westfield Mt Gravatt/Google Maps

To celebrate the launch, Sephora has planned a day of festivities on August 31 including free gifts, live music, makeup tutorials and more. The event is tipped to attract crowds of makeup aficionados and those curious to explore Sephora’s extensive product range.

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For Sephora fans, August 31st can’t come soon enough. The new Mt Gravatt store is set to satisfy Brisbane’s growing appetite for innovative beauty products and services.

Published 18-August-2023

Locals Petition Westfield Not to Change the Name of Garden City

Westfield has just renamed its Garden City shopping centre into Westfield Mt Gravatt. An online petition has been launched to convince Westfield to reinstate the centre’s name.

On 8 August 2022, Westfield announced that Westfield Garden City will be renamed Westfield Mt Gravatt to reflect its location in the community. 

“The names of our Living Centres across Australia and New Zealand are reflective of the areas and communities in which they are located. We have renamed our centre to Westfield Mt Gravatt after our suburb,” the announcement on its official website reads.

They furthered that apart from physical and digital signage updates, the centre will remain Brisbane’s “cultural hub for dining, shopping and entertainment.”

Some locals, however, are not happy with the decision prompting them to launch the petition “Don’t change the name of Garden City!”

Garden City petition
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“For a lifetime Westfield Garden City has been a part of our wonderful community in Mt Gravatt (Upper Mt Gravatt to be exact), which also extended to the greater Brisbane area. Memories have been made here for decades,” the petition reads.

“All those first job feels, first date dinners and last minute Christmas shopping trips. Westfield Garden City transcended from just a regular shopping centre to a home for all.

“This strips Garbo of its entire individuality! You can’t just remove such a pillar of our rich society in the 4122! In a time of such uncertainty, there are things we need to hold sacred.”

Some 1,369 individuals have already supported the petition and indicated their reason for signing. Many questioned the need to change their beloved Garbo’s name when it’s not even located in Mt Gravatt. They described the idea as a waste of money and said that there was no proper consultation prior to the name change.

“Garden City is an iconic name and so many fond memories of going there as a kid with my nanna.” – A. Mak

“No need to change name, particularly when not accurately located. Garden City is geographically located Upper Mt Gravatt not Mt Gravatt. Mt Gravatt already has its own small shopping centre.” – A. Newton

“I’m devastated to think that were losing Brisbane history. First Lang Park, Last Cilento Children’s Hospital, now this!!! 

It will always be Garden City to many of us anyway so why the the massive amount of money to be spent to change the name. Donate that money for good use elsewhere if they’ve got surplus funds.” -J. Riley