Talbots Creates Special Collection with Oprah’s Magazine
Here’s a good excuse to get an early start on your spring wardrobe shopping and not feel guilty.
Talbots teamed up with O, The Oprah Magazine, last year for a special capsule collection which benefited the organization, Dress for Success. The collaboration was so successful—raising some $1 million USD, they decided to launch a second special collection again this year, which hit Talbot stores this week.
The initiative—which helped 20,000 women last year—also collected over 40, 000 boxes of clothing across the US and Canada for the non-profit organization which helps women in need to gain financial independence by providing tools for developing career skills and a network of support. But while skill sets and training are important, often these women also need a confidence boost—and this is where fashion can play a role. Dress for Success, which has offices around the world, also provides a professional wardrobe and accessories so the individual can look polished at a job interview or tackle the work force or feel good about herself in the pursuit of secure employment.
This second limited edition collection between Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine consists of 9 simple pieces and is available in the retailer’s extensive array of sizes. The collection is also featured in the March issue of the magazine (as seen above) and photographed on influencers including, Sara Haines, co-host of The View. Thirty percent of the net proceeds will go to the organization and shoppers are also encouraged to donate gently worn office attire to their local Talbots store or make a donation online at www.talbots.com/dressforsuccess.
Bangles, from $42.50 to $49.50.
Dot print tote bag, $119.
Dot print cardigan, $109 and striped shell, $59.50.
Flower and bow corsage, $49.50.