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December 14, 2007

25% off at Talbots

Filed under: Uncategorized — Francesca @ 11:07 am

If you are one of the readers who insists on seeing Talbots as stuffy, then move along, move along . . . these are not the droids you are looking for . . . (who will be first to name the reference?)

For the rest of us, and for those of you who are saying “I want to be like Francesca!” here is a wonderful coupon code for you:

Take 25% off the price of your purchase AND get free shipping from now through Sunday evening! This will work at Talbots stores, by phone order, and online here. Not at outlets stores, though.

Just follow these instructions:

1. Enter offer code DEER on the payment page.
2. Click “continue.”
3. Choose the “Oh Deer Savings” offer.
4. Click “continue.”
5. Click “place my order” to complete your order.

From their Woman Petite selection, Francesca plans to purchase this outfit, so nice for the semi-casual office,

and use the savings to throw in this jacket:

Happy shopping!




  1. The “droids” comment is a line from the original Star Wars movie from the late 1970s (they’ve changed the names now – is it called “A New Hope”? Star Wars 4? Only George Lucas knows), as expounded by Obiwan Kanobe as played by Sir Alec Guinness, AND if memory serves, he says it when he, Luke, and the two droids go to that “hive of scum and villany” to find their ride off the planet, which turns out to be Han Solo in a bar.

    Comment by Toby Wollin — December 14, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  2. Star Wars! The real one!

    Comment by slownews — December 14, 2007 @ 11:36 am

  3. francesca! no need to be defensive about your talbots-love. the whole point of that monif thrash was: to each her own! let us speak of it no more. and fwiw, i DO think that first outfit is very cute and cazh-workplace-friendly.

    Comment by marjorie — December 14, 2007 @ 12:03 pm

  4. DARNIT! Someone got the Star Wars reference before me. And I watched those movies with SF3 just a few weeks ago too.

    As pretty as some of that stuff is, unfortunately, it’s not really appropriate for winter in New York, sadly. :(

    Comment by Kitty — December 14, 2007 @ 1:40 pm

  5. I have snagged the really cool, recently marked down, dressier denim blazer the nearest Women’s department did not have in a 16W this past weekend. Thanks for the heads up.

    Comment by Phyllis — December 14, 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  6. If you don’t mind me asking, how do you deal with the elastic waists Talbots insists on putting on every pair of plus-sized pants it sells? I’m somewhat pear-shaped, and I have the hardest time with Talbots’ pants. They come up over my belly button and the elastic gaps and bunches and looks silly in the back, while in front the material saran-wraps itself to my belly. I end up looking horrible and dowdy. Pants with normal waists never seem to give me that problem, but by the time you get to be my size (24), they can be very hard to find.

    Comment by paranoid — December 14, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

  7. Talbots is only as stuffy as she who wears it. Translation: if you’re stuffy and boring, so are your clothes, no matter where they came from. I think Talbots is superfantastic (if a bit pricey)! Let the haters hate. ;)

    Comment by K — December 14, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  8. I like the Talbot’s, but one has to be choosy. As in all good things!

    Comment by Dowdydiva — December 14, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

  9. I find your lack of faith…disturbing. (Faith that anybody could name that quotation, of course!)


    Comment by Jo — December 15, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

  10. Talbots head here. I saw a story on the Web site that indicated some changes are coming — particularly more merchandise delivery, stepped-up markdowns and more color.
    For Talbots Woman, I want to see more dresses. That’s my biggest complaint — they have great wool crepe basic pieces, but not many dresses.

    Comment by OCCaliAKA — December 19, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

  11. i had never been inside a talbot’s in my life, because my mom always insisted that they were stuffy and boring. i needed to find a suit for medical school interviews that would be appropriately professional (since pretty much everything i own is pink and/or inappropriately cute for such things), and everything at macy’s squashed my chest flat and bagged around my waist until i made a scene and insisted we were leaving and coming back on a day i hated myself less. we started to walk past talbot’s, and i said “hey, mom, wait – manolo for the big girls says this place is awesome. can we try it?” lo and behold, the very first suit i tried on was incredibly comfortable, emphasized the fact that i have a sizable rack and a small waist, and was a suitably professional shade of gray. you guys are my heroes, and if this suit gets me into medical school, you will definitely hear about it!

    Comment by abby — December 23, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

  12. It’s a make-it or break it time for retailers. The holiday selling season is always a critical time for retailers, but this year this may be even more true. With several retailers already falling victim to a drop in consumer spending,

    Comment by macy s coupon — December 2, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

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