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Talbots is a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of women’s classic clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for legacy items like the perfect blazer, trustworthy trench, versatile white shirt, ballet flats and pearls, as well as its fine workmanship, gracious service and welcoming red doors. With a nod to tradition infused with modern flair, Talbots offers an array of timeless wardrobe options to flatter women of all shapes and sizes. The Company currently operates stores in 587 locations in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Its on-line shopping site is located at www.talbots.com.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that raised the rating for Talbots include:
- Length of time business has been operating.
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
- Response to 40 complaint(s) filed against business.
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
- BBB has sufficient background information on this business.
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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||21|
|Total Closed Complaints||40|
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||3|
Type of Entity
Limited Partnership (LP)
Business ManagementMs. Nancy B. Sargent, Senior Manager Corporate Customer Service
Number of Employees
CLOTHING Family Clothing Stores (NAICS: 448140)
Refund and Exchange PolicyIf for any reason you are not happy with your online, catalog or store purchase, Talbots will accept returns and exchanges of unworn, unwashed merchandise with a valid receipt within 90 days of purchase, unless defective. A valid receipt is the Return Form portion of the order summary enclosed with your package if you ordered online or by phone, or the original store receipt. If you do not have a receipt, but the merchandise is still ticketed and returned within 90 days of purchase, a merchandise credit will be issued for the current selling price, including all applicable discounts and promotions. Valid identification is required for returns and exchanges made without a receipt. Talbots stores cannot accept merchandise purchased at Talbots Outlet stores.
Talbots Outlet Stores
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, Talbots Outlet stores will accept returns and exchanges of unworn, unwashed merchandise purchased from a Talbots Outlet store and online outlet with a valid receipt within 30 days of purchase, unless defective. If you do not have a receipt, but the merchandise is still ticketed and returned within 30 days of purchase, a merchandise credit will be issued for the current selling price, including all applicable discounts and promotions. As above, valid identification is required for returns and exchanges made without a receipt. Talbots Outlet stores can only accept merchandise purchased from a Talbots Outlet store and online outlet. Talbots Outlet store purchases cannot be returned to Talbots stores.
Easy Returns and Exchanges
Returns and exchanges must be made within the guidelines of our return policy. All merchandise purchased online or by phone can be returned to any Talbots store (Talbots Outlet stores can only accept merchandise purchased at Outlet stores or online Outlet) or shipped prepaid and insured to:
Talbots Customer Returns
One Talbots Way,
Lakeville, MA 02348.
Please include the Return Form portion of the order summary enclosed with your package (noting reason for return on the back) or your original store receipt.
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