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Talbots is seeking a buyer for J. Jill

But tough retail market is likely to complicate Hingham firm's efforts

Talbots paid more than a half-billion dollars to acquire J. Jill in 2006, outbidding Liz Claiborne. Talbots paid more than a half-billion dollars to acquire J. Jill in 2006, outbidding Liz Claiborne. (Wiqan Ang/Globe Staff/File 2006)
By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / November 7, 2008

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In the midst of one of the worst retail seasons in decades, struggling Talbots Inc. is looking to unload J. Jill, the Quincy casual clothier it acquired just over two years ago after spending more than $500 million in a bidding war. (Full article: 645 words)

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