Talbots is a leading retailer and direct marketer of women’s classic apparel, shoes and accessories. We’re known for providing gracious service and a quality selection of timeless wardrobe essentials in a broad range of sizes.
In 1947, our founders Nancy and Rudolph Talbot opened their first shop in Hingham, Mass. a quaint New England town not far from Boston. Their business quickly became known as “the store with the red door” and a go-to destination for classic style, great color, impeccable tailoring and personalized service. In 1948, Nancy and Rudy launched their direct mail business by distributing 3,000 black-and-white fliers to names obtained from The New Yorker magazine. Today, there are nearly 500 Talbots stores throughout the U.S. (45 states) and Canada with catalogs and an e-commerce site reaching a vast audience of customers around the world.