Talbots began from an inspired commitment to provide women with timely and timeless style, extraordinary quality, and memorable service. We are the original New England lifestyle brand for women who love looking well put together, with sizes for every body.
In 1947, Nancy and Rudy Talbot, two entrepreneurial New Englanders created a clothing catalog with a highly dedicated and passionate following—treasured for its spirited voice and modern classic style. Soon they moved into a historic house in Hingham, Massachusetts, a quaint and picturesque town on the South Shore outside of Boston, where they painted the front door a welcoming red to signal hospitality.
Even back then, they understood that being omni-channel would bring the greatest return even if it looked slightly different than today (it was a catalog, the store, and a red phone). Today, Talbots is a dynamic women-led fashion brand, translating the original Talbots DNA and multi-channel success story for today’s culture to give our customers smile-worthy style for every area of her life. Our omni-channel expression includes over 550 core and outlet stores throughout the US and Canada (including our original store in Hingham, MA) and a thriving e-commerce business.