Talbots is a leading niche retailer of women's apparel and related products. It was first opened by Rudolf and Nancy Talbot in 1947, in Hingham, Mass. It has expanded over the years and now offers sweaters, tops, T-shirts, knits, jackets, pants, skirts, coats, dresses and suiting in a variety of sizes. It also sells shoes and accessories. It is on the upper level of the Westfarms Mall, near Nordstrom.