Opening the Red Door of Talbots

Photo by Lauren Hagerstrom

Photo by Lauren Hagerstrom

We look for clothes that are timeless because they are ladylike, simple but not contrived, gimmicky or extreme, smart but not faddy, fashionable but not funky – chic and understated, the hallmarks of good taste .” ~ Nancy Talbot

I have just signed on to be a client specialist for Talbots and I am excited. My earliest memories of Talbots involve my mother; she would take me shopping with her and she introduced me to this world of classic design and elegance. I felt grown up just standing by her side. And here I am years later, opening the red doors to help women look and feel their best.

The Talbots story and heritage is special: Nancy and Rudolf Talbot opened the first Talbots store in 1947, just after the war. The store was located in a beautiful old house in Hingham, Massachusetts. They were entrepreneurs and forward thinkers, ahead of their time, with vision and artistry and an eye for color. Their daughter, Jane Winter, recalls: “They decided to paint the door red. It was mother’s favorite color and they wanted something dramatic.” The hallmarks for their stores were classic style, personalized and gracious service, and impeccable tailoring. The Talbots would become retail icons.

I hope to carry on the tradition of the Talbots as I open the red door!

My outfit: Talbots Stripe Casual Jersey dress; red belt, vintage; sandals, Prabal Gurung for Target

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