leaving the country. The Shu store in San Francisco (I'm pretty sure) closed down -they haven't picked up their phones as I've been calling the last 2 weeks. Everytime I checked Sephora.com, more and more lipstick shades disappeared as the days went on. I was also told that my Nordstrom counter would be packing up (not anytime soon I don't think -but they should be leaving.) Even when I pulled up the store locator on Shu Uemura's website, a message appeared saying:
"As of July 2010, shu uemura is changing its distribution strategy and our products will now be available exclusively online at this official brand website."
I'm so mad I didn't ever get a chance to visit the Shu Uemura store -it still irks me that I probably missed them by a week. Anyways, there are all these signs of Shu Uemura completely leaving the U.S. right? I was under the impression that consumers would only be able to purchase Shu through the official site.
However, I just checked Sephora minutes ago and found that many new products had recently been added to the site. Weird!! I don't understand why they removed so many lipsticks and other products but are still adding new products. So, this may be good news to some -as of right now, you can still purchase new Shu Uemura products from Sephora.com.
And do you think that means Shu products will still be up for sale on other companies' sites (like Nordstrom) too? Hmm.. that would be nice.
Image from Sephora