The Red Hanger sale started yesterday to the thrill and frustration of the Talbot's shoppers out there.
As you know, Tal's has had the 40/50/60 deal going on for a few weeks, and if you took advantage of the 60% off, you may have ended up with some slightly better prices than the current red hanger. But if you missed it, the Red Hanger will end up working out just fine for you. Also, there are some new pieces in the sale section, that were not there during the 40/50/60 - they are marked down VERY nicely for a first round.
Anyways, in case you are shopping the sale, here are some items I have picked up over the last couple of weeks, with some notes / reviews for fun. :) And don't forget, just because an item is gone online, doesn't mean its gone from stores. I have some good luck asking the "Wizards" on the FB page to do a store search for me - or you can do a store search on your own from the site. I have good luck finding items in stock in Dallas, TX and Boston, MA (50 mile radius). Best of luck ladies!!
Abstract jacquard skirt - the web image of this skirt does it no justice. Its silvery and black, and not sateen looking as the pic might imply. Its actually, a very substantial wool bend that lays beautifully. A very pleasant surprise, since I wasn't sure what to expect from the photo.
Skyla Leopard Pumps - I had some reservations about buying pump with a fabric upper. I almost always do leather, and thought this might looks a bit "prom" or "wedding" satiny. It does not. Its really a beautiful shoe, and I love the height. Great fit on the narrow
Talbots Grace Fit Cord Jacket - Okay, you need this jacket. If you wear jackets, this is a must have. I bought it in two colors, and if they had others in my size, I would get them. It fits like a dream. I wore this "Cabernet" out shopping, so I saw myself getting in and out of it (alot LOL) and it looked wonderful - that's when I went back and got the brown as well. I would not however, recommend the evergreen color without seeing it person, its very brown, and kind of an odd color.
Mixed Stitch Cardi - this is super cute IRL, an I bought it in two colors. It fits much more like the plus size images they have on the site. I am not sure how much use one gets out of such a heavy cardi with short sleeves, but I saw a few Tal's employees wearing this over the past week - most had a long sleeve tee underneath.
Presa Bow Platforms - I had been eyeing these since summer, never grabbed them, but for the price on sale, I couldn't resist. Great fit (I wear narrow shoes) as always.
Gidget Haircalf Ballet Flats When I bought these the other day, I paid $15 for them. I will preface with that. They are a gorgeous calf hair ballet shoe, and I love them. But $60 is a little steep, IMO. I would wait til they are the in $40 price range, if you really love them. Great fit (again, narrow) and adorable, but just a simple little ballet flat, not much substance to them.
Signature fit Black Rinse Slim Trouser - These are a denim trouser, and the first jean from Talbots I can tuck into a boot. Great weight and fit.
Sweater Jacket - This one is super cute and warm. The petite hit me perfectly on the hip. Not as soft as some of the other sweaters this season, but super cute open or closed.
Zebra Turnlock Satchel - This is a really neat Calf hair bag in a zebra print. I wore this out shopping and to dinner, and got sooo many compliments on it! Just something a little funky and fun.