WESTPORT, Conn. — Talbots opened its 900th store April 4, a misses store in Concord, N.H. It’s a happy milestone, one that underscores Talbots’ steady, profitable growth and low-risk formula for selling classic styles.

But the achievement also suggests that Talbots is approaching the saturation point with its 471-unit misses chain, and now must finesse its fledgling concepts to sustain growth and fulfill Wall Street expectations. It’s latest program is Talbots Mens, which opened its first store here April 4 as well.

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