The luxury chain has been battling the luxury malaise.
The city has not lost its sizzle, once again led by Prada and Gucci.
In the spirit of Sephora, which has helped launch many hot new brands, the retailer is becoming an incubator for independents.
Beauty Architects is launching a line of single-use paper masks, popular in Asia but uncommon in the U.S., at Sephora.
Separately in Sears news, Fitch Ratings on Thursday downgraded Sears to “CCC” from “B.”