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To: SeekAndFind; knittnmom

“2. Talbotts”

I was an avid customer of Talbotts during the period 1981 to 1991. At that time they were a rather small retailer known for their “preppy”, conservative styles, made from natural fibers: cotton, silk, linen, wool, and cashmere. They had high end prices. I carried three credit cards from clothiers, and they were one.

In the early 1990s they began to compete with retailers catering to a younger clientele and trended away from classic styling and natural fibers for which they were so well known. I stopped buying from them in the mid-1990s.

The Talbotts should return to their original premise as a clothier. There is an open niche for the classic styles made of natural fibers. They would get me back as a customer, that is for sure.

Of the other two credit cards I carried, only one still survives - Nordstrom. The third, I.Magnin disappeared quite a while ago.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

My wife is like you but if I tell her Talbots is about to disappear it may still cost me a few grand.

She will go into mourning.


28 posted on 06/21/2012 2:58:09 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: SatinDoll

I shopped at Talbots in the 60’s, and I was just there a few weeks ago. If they go under I will miss them, but you’re right, they should go back to their original model.


31 posted on 06/21/2012 3:28:21 PM PDT by Lynne
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To: SatinDoll

In the early 1990s they began to compete with retailers catering to a younger clientele and trended away from classic styling and natural fibers for which they were so well known. I stopped buying from them in the mid-1990s.

The Talbotts should return to their original premise as a clothier. There is an open niche for the classic styles made of natural fibers. They would get me back as a customer, that is for sure.

Of the other two credit cards I carried, only one still survives - Nordstrom. The third, I.Magnin disappeared quite a while ago.
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Boy, I was surprised a few years ago when I stopped in looking for some pendeltons. Instead of the classics, they were clothes you could get anywhere.


36 posted on 06/21/2012 7:29:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: SatinDoll

Two extinct breeds: The Cro-Magnon Man and the I. Magnin Woman.


41 posted on 06/21/2012 7:57:00 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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