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What You Need to Know About Talbots and Talbots Outlet

Talbots, Inc., is a leading specialty retailer, cataloger, and e- tailer of apparels, shoes, and accessories for women that has gained a good place in the international market. The company also offers high- quality apparels and accessories to men and children. Talbots operate under Talbots and J. Jill brands with 1, 364 stores operating in 47 states; 1, 125 of which are named under the Talbots brand and 239 named under J. Jill. It also has more than 118 million circulating catalogs worldwide by the year 2006. Its online shop, Talbots Outlet, and specialty stores are also flocked by millions of shoppers in various locations.

Talbots products are famous for their modern classic style that fit the demands of modern women. The company has assorted apparel products to cater to various needs and occasions like work, weekend getaways, social gatherings, special occasions, and many more. Aside from these, the company’s men’s apparel products distributed through Talbots Mens and children’s clothing  distributed through Talbots Kids are also top hits in the market.

Discounted prices for authentic Talbots products can be found in Talbots Outlet Stores. These stores offer 20- 50 percent cheaper products than those in ordinary stores. In a Talbots Factory Outlet, shoppers can usually buy old model and slightly blemished products; that is why the prices are very low. However, they are all authentic and their quality is assured. These same deals can be found in the Talbots Outlet Online. This shop caters to people who want to buy discounted products but are living far from outlet stores.

History of Talbots

Couple, Rudolf and Nancy Talbot founded the company in 1947 after inheriting a store in Hingham, Massachusetts. With its classic women’s apparel products, the company became successful on its first year; reaping about $ 18,000. In the year that followed, the company branched out from in- store retailing and launched its direct mail catalog operation. This became an eventual success; gaining the company more patrons in a matter of a few months.

By 1950, the business was moved to its landmark house with the red door and corporate offices were moved to 175 Beal Street by 1970. The company was sold to General Mills which paved the way for further success and recognition in the industry. Under General Mills, the company expanded and has established more stores across different states. By the year 1980, it expanded beyond New England. Tokyo- based ÆON Group acquired Talbots in 1988 which made the company reached an international stature. In fact, a year after the acquisition, the company has opened its Hong Kong international sourcing base.

The 1990’s marked further success of the company. In the first year of the decade, Talbots expanded into catering to other market groups. This made way for the birth of Talbots Kids and Talbots Petite line. The first Canada store was opened in 1993, while the first European store outside UK was opened the following year. Other milestones include the launching of the Talbots Babies and Talbots Accessories and Shoes in 1995 and the introduction of Talbots Woman in 1998.


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