Robert Talbott Opening Stores

Suiting and lifestyle brand Robert Talbott recently announced that it would open two new boutiques, one in Manhattan and the other at The Shops in Buckhead in Atlanta. The Monterey, Calif.–based brand also runs stores in Dallas and California resort towns of Carmel and Pebble Beach. The permanent bricks-and-mortar shops are only one aspect of the retail ventures the company forecasts opening, said Bob Corliss, Talbott’s chief executive officer.

Talbott forecasts that it will open more than five pop-shops in 2017. The company also continues to run an e-commerce shop ( “It’s an accretive benefit to have a presence in every channel,” Corliss said. “We live in a 360-degree world with analog and digital.”

The Manhattan shop will be located at Madison Avenue and East 53rd St. The 1,833-square-foot store features two street-level display windows. The Atlanta-store is forecast to take up 939 square feet. Both stores will sport a minimalist look with decorative aspects reminiscent of the Monterey Bay area.

Corliss said that neckwear and shirting are two the most popular categories at Robert Talbott. Sports jackets and suits are also popular.