The Talbots Inc is a direct marketer and retailer of women's shoes, classic, and other fashion accessories. With its headquarters in Hingham, Massachusetts, the company as established in 1947, and it primarily offers products such as t-shirts, trench, blazer, pearls, and ballet flats. Almost seventy percent of the direct business comprise of online sales. Presently, there are over five hundred brand stores in 46 states in U.S. and it employs about 8,500 associates. Nancy and Rudolf Talbot opened the first shop of the company in 1947. In 1948, the company started its direct mail business. In 2012, Sycamore Partners acquired the company.