New Talent at Talbots

Talbots is not normally on my radar but I somehow stumbled on their fall catalogue and was surprisingly impressed. They are clearly trying to tone up their image. There are quite a few adorable items with great price points – could be just the thing to fill in some holes in your fall wardrobe without breaking the bank. Of course seeing the pieces in person will be the true test. And it didn’t hurt that the catalogue is beautifully shot and styled. Maybe they have a new art director :-)Fur collar $89, Sequin-trimmed sweater $129, Tweed pencil skirt $119Fringed silk charmeuse dress $349Leopard print coat $279  Leopard is EVERYWHERE this fall!!! Be sure you score something with this print – even if it’s just a scarf.

Double-faced satin trench $269. I may have to have this very versatile piece. Last year at the Harry Potter (and the Half-Blood Prince) premiere, Diane Sawyer was wearing a simple black trench not unlike this and looked totally chic.Flower station chain and bead ribbon necklace $89. Very J. Crew like, no?

Beacon Hill python embossed shoulder bag $425. I was looking for a python bag last year and just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money. This could be a possible alternative. Looks like even the latch is nice!

And as I sit here writing this post, I have just discovered that Linda Evangelista is going to be the new face for Talbots’ upcoming ad campaign, wearing none other than the stylish leopard coat I already cited further up in the entry. So clearly, this is not some casual upgrade. Talbots is going for a WHOLE new image. Not to mention, this photo (and I have to assume the entire campaign) was shot by Mert & Marcus (Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott), one of THE hottest fashion photography teams out there, who’ve shot campaigns for Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy and Lancôme!  After spending all the time and money to revamp their image, there must certainly be some merchandise to back it up. I’m definitely stopping by!

9 thoughts on “New Talent at Talbots

  1. I spotted a gal with a super bag and when I told her so, she divulged “Talbots” which made me go and have a look and I was wowed with what I saw.
    I will be shopping there for Fall.

    • pve – so glad to hear it’s all as good in person as it appears online – can’t wait to check it out.

  2. What a great tip – Talbots hasn’t been a shopping destination for me either except for the occasional emergency. But some of those new fall pieces look quite chic and they will help offset the Lanvin Happy bag purchase……ah, yes, need I say more?

    • Yes, they have a whole new chic look this season – quite a few things on my list and as for the Lanvin bag – perhaps you should let a little birdie know it’s going on your wish list.

  3. I completely agree that Talbots is raising the fashion bar with their fabulous
    new looks while still catering to the sophisticated and busy professional
    woman! It’s a great idea!- combining great cutting-edge chic fashion while
    continuing to cater to the needs of working women! Thank you Talbots
    for your forward- looking fashion vision.

  4. Enter 2021…TALBOTS you were a great substitute for CHANEL, KEVIN KLEIN, DONNA KAREN and other fashion houses that I love BUT TALBOTS you are back to your PLAIN JANE non-sophisticated styles……….WHAT A WASTE!!!! TRUDY WHERE ARE YOU??????
    SEPTEMBER 19th, 2021

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