L.L. Bean - Clothing & Footwear Retailer

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Outdoor fashion retailer that is well know for quality, comfort and an appreciation of the outdoors.  One motto being, "The Outside Is Inside Everything We Make."

L.L. Bean

L.L.Bean is an American, privately held retail company founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean. The company is headquartered where it was founded, in Freeport, Maine. It specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment.

They believe the more time you spend outside the better. That’s why they design products that make it easier to take longer walks, have deeper talks and never worry about the weather. It’s like their founder always said – being outside brings out the best in us.

If you are looking for the soft warmth of shearling slippers or rugged climbing boots, you will find a fabulous selection at this retailer.  Warm up with the most innovative outerwear and snuggle by the fire in flannel pajamas.  You are sure to find what you are looking for at L.L. Bean.

L.L. opened his original store in Freeport in 1917. Now at over 200,000 square feet, their flagship store attracts over 3 million visitors each year. It is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and has not had locks on its doors since 1951. You can find many species of fish milling around in their 3,500-gallon fish tank and indoor trout pond. Customers can dine at the in-store 1912 Café, or enjoy ethically sourced coffee from local brand Coffee By Design.

Since 1979, our Outdoor Discovery Programs – offered at every retail store – have helped customers enjoy outdoor activities and learn new skills. Offerings range from a few hours to multiday trips and include adventure trips, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fly casting and fly fishing, biking, snowshoeing, kids’ camps and more. Nearly 150,000 people participated in these programs in 2018.

L.L.Bean was launched in 1912 with a three-page flyer, offering one product, the Maine Hunting Shoe.

Like their flagship store, their Customer Service department — with two contact centers based in Maine — operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. L.L.Bean’s reputation for outstanding customer service is frequently recognized through industry awards and honors, as well as direct feedback from their customers.

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In 2018, they mailed catalogs to customers in every state and over 150 countries.

L.L.Bean’s expanded distribution center, located in Freeport, Maine, is a million-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. It processes an average of 45,000 customer orders a day and can store over 10 million units of merchandise. Over 14.5 million packages were shipped in 2018– nearly 1 million packages in our busiest week.