Yes, Talbots is becoming a go-to store for me. I've started shopping there in the last year and I must say it's getting better and better. Their ad compaign is quite interesting.....they are working hard to show women that this isn't "mom's store" anymore. I follow the Facebook page and opinions are pretty mixed on the "new" Talbots. Some women are loving the changes and some are furious.
IMO, the real shift is in the perception of how women of a certain age should dress. I know that I don't dress the way my mom dressed at my age.
It used to be that at a certain age clothes got dowdy and far from stylish. Talbots is shifting to dress modern women but the older customers are digging in their heels and protesting. Change is hard I guess.
You must look at the online catalogue, Look Books and videos. Beautiful styling. I find that some of the online store pictures don't do the clothes justice. Many pieces look so much better in person.http://www.talbots.com/online/pearlsofw ... anding.jsp
It is pricey but the fabrics are so nice. So far, I've had better luck with the tops than bottoms.....I've picked up several cardigans and tops.
I picked up a top in store yesterday and I'm going to place an online order once I can get my wishlist down to a manageable amount.
I generally wait for bigger sales but there are some items that are currently so popular they are next to impossible to get.....like the sleevelss sequin top. It came in 5 colours and they can't keep it in stock.
For ladies in Canada, shipping is reasonable and you can do returns in store. I actually made money on one top I returned. I bought it at the US sale price and the store refunded me at the Canadian full price. No kidding! I was stunned and couldn't bring myself to question why.