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Headquarters: One Talbots Drive
Hingham, MA 02043
Employees: 9,000
CEO: Lizanne Kindler
Privately held

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The Talbots, Inc. is an international specialty retailer, cataloger and e-tailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. As of the end of fiscal 2013, the Company operated 495 Talbots stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and including 425 core Talbots stores (U.S. and Canada), 65 Talbots Factory Outlet stores (U.S.) and five Talbots Clearance stores (four in U.S.; one in Canada).

The Talbots brand serves a broad diversity of women within the fast-growing 35+ population through an extensive range of styles and sizes. It operates seamlessly across three sales channels – stores, catalog and Internet.

Sycamore Partners acquired Talbots in August 2012 in a deal valued at $391 million. The company is no longer publicly traded.


Talbots was founded in 1947 with its first store in Hingham, MA. In 1948, the company launched a direct mail catalog business by sending out 3,000 fliers to names obtained from The New Yorker magazine.

In 1973, General Mills would acquire Talbots and then sell the company to Tokyo-based AEON Group in 1978.

In 1993, Talbots would begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

In 2004, Talbots opens its 1,000th store in Williamsburg, VA.

The company acquired the J. Jill Group on May 3, 2006. In 2009, the company closed all J. Jill clothing stores.


- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Retirement/Savings
- Paid Time Off
- Associate Merchandise Discount
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Tuition Assistance

Updated September 16, 2014

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