Recently, a colleague mentioned that she was heading to the local Talbots Outlet to get some new items for a conference. I had never shopped there, so I asked her about the price point, the clothing quality, and the styles. Her favorable answers intrigued me, so I invited myself to tag along.
Once in the store, my eyes were immediately drawn to the bright yellow signs that read, “extra 80% off sale prices.” I also noticed that my fellow shoppers and the workers were all older women. Talbots apparently targets professional women ages 35-55.
Now, there were some questionable styles that would make your right eyebrow raise. But, there were also tons of hip and chic basic items. I grabbed a few tops and a couple skinny belts. I tried them on because all sales are final in the outlet store.
Here are the items I bought—two cardigans, two boatneck tees, and two skinny belts. I spent a total $44 plus tax for these items (retail value of $281).
Cardigans and belt from Talbots Outlet
Boatneck tees and belt from Talbots Outlet
Close-up of the leather skinny belts
Do you shop in Talbots? If so, what have your experiences been?