LL Bean

L.L. Bean

Freeport Maine Shopping Destination LL Bean Outlet Store

LL Bean L.L.Bean is an American privately held mail-order, online and retail company founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean and currently based in Freeport, Maine. LL Bean is a Maine shopping destination and one of the most recognizable New England products in the world. The Freeport store specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment. Leon Leonwood Bean (1872–1967) was an inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of the company L.L.Bean. Please share your L.L. Bean comments. To feature your business, contact us.

LL Bean – A Maine Shopping Travel Destination

History of LL Bean


Bean was born in the town of Greenwood, Maine on November 13, 1872, to Benjamin Warren Bean and Sarah (Swett) Bean. He had five brothers. Bean’s interest in business was shown early, with his first money earned when he was nine years old. He was told he could attend the local fair or sell steel traps to his father, and Bean decided to sell the traps. When Bean was 12 years of age, his parents died only four days apart from each other. He moved to South Paris, Maine to stay with his family. When Bean was 13 years old, he killed and sold his first deer. His education was limited. Bean’s schooling outside of public school includes only one semester at Hebron Academy and a course in business at Kent’s Hill Academy. Bean paid for the limited amount of schooling he completed by himself.

Leon Leonwood Bean

Leon Leonwood Bean

Foundation of L.L.Bean

Bean was an avid hunter and fisherman. In his outdoor activities, he noticed that his boots would become soaked with water. Bean set out to resolve this inconvenience and developed plans for a waterproof boot. The boot was a combination of lightweight leather for the upper part of the boot and rubber on the bottom. He brought the plans to a cobbler, and the first boots were made. Bean felt the boot produced to be of good quality, and obtained a list of nonresident Maine hunting license holders, and prepared a descriptive mail order circular. He promised 100% money back for anyone who was unhappy with the boots.

Because of this, Bean had to refund 90% of the costs of the first 100 sets of boots made, when the rubber on the bottom developed cracks Bean seemed not to mind returning the money, and the popularity of the boots was clear. In 1911, Bean took out a loan in the amount of $400 and set off to Boston. In Boston, he offered the United States Rubber Company the remainder of his $400 to produce a better quality boot for him. With the better quality boots available, Bean set up a boot shop in his brother’s basement in Freeport, Maine. His skills and trials as an entrepreneur, along with his promise to return 100% money back on all items, were detailed by many local and national newspapers of the time. By 1917, he had sold enough of his boots to buy a dedicated building for his shop on the main street of Freeport. In 1918, Bean realized the importance of patenting his invention. As the patent was granted, he moved on to inventing and improving more outdoor equipment and expanding his store to what L.L.Bean is today.


As An Author

Bean published a book in 1942, called Hunting, Fishing and Camping, and an autobiography, in 1960, called My Story: the Autobiography of a Down-East Merchant.”

Death and Legacy

Bean died in Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 5, 1967, at the age of 94. He was buried in Freeport’s Webster Cemetery. At the time of his death, the annual sales of his company were in the hundreds of millions. The company policy of giving 100% money back on returned products still applies today. Maine Medical Center has named one of its wings in his honor. In addition, his portrait hangs in a ground-floor corridor at the hospital. Not to be confused with the first floor, which is one floor up from the ground level.

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LL BEAN STYLE MEN’S BOOTS

  • Microsuede upper with color contrast wool-like lining; these cozy moccasin slippers are suitable for indoor, around the house and general lounging. Simple and classic design. Rugged but refined style mixes the traditional moccasin with the construction of a hiking shoe
  • Men’s moccasin style slippers with a closed back heel, combines the safety and fit of an outdoor shoe with the comfort of a slipper. High-density memory foam insole feels like marshmallows under your feet. Luxurious plush fleece lining offers next-to-skin comfort to keep you warm and cozy
  • Durable rubber sport sole with sneaker traction prevents slipping on smooth tiles or hardwood; allows you to step outside the house to grab the newspaper or pick up the mail without changing into your regular shoes
  • Padded with high-density memory foam, the slippers will mold to your feet giving you a custom fit for maximized comfort and makes you feel like you're walking on a soft cloud.
  • Made of fully machine washable material, so you can toss them in the washer when they’ve accumulated too much dirt or dust
  • [Fit & Sizing]: For the signature Legendary Whitetails fit, see our size chart which accomodiates Standard and Big & Tall sizes; the Journeyman shirt jacket is designed for extra layering
  • [Material & Durability]: Experience the Legendary Whitetails men's jacket quality with a blend of Cotton and Polyester; its rugged waxed cotton suede appearance, softer to the touch, promises durability and is weather-resistant
  • [Warmth & Comfort]: Top quality flannel-lined for ultimate warmth, the Legendary Whitetails Journeyman is your shield against cold, transitional jacket for every season
  • [Functional Features]: This Legendary Whitetails men's shirt jacket boasts hand-warmer side pockets and robust double-needle stitching, ensuring durability, while the snap closure ensures a snug fit
  • [Signature Design]: Stand out with the weathered cotton look, antique brass Legendary snaps, and the iconic Legendary Whitetails Signature Buck appliqué; this shirt jacket coat is designed for outdoors and all activities
  • Available in whole sizes only. If between sizes, please order 1/2 size up from your usual size.
  • 17mm sheepskin lining
  • 17mm UGGpure wool insole
  • Treadlite by UGG outsole for comfort
  • Suede upper
  • Soft Breathable Moisture Control Fibers
  • Arch Compression Support and Stability
  • Ventilation Channels Enhance Air Flow
  • Durable Reinforced Heel and Toe
  • Fabric content may vary by color
  • 100% Cotton
  • Relaxed fitting jean featuring natural rise and classic five pocket design
  • Non-Stretch Denim
  • Zip fly with button closure
  • Tapered Leg
  • Actual coloration may vary from garment to garment due to specific wash processes
  • Suede upper
  • 10mm UGGplush wool lining
  • 10mm sheepskin insole
  • Treadlite by UGG outsole for comfort
  • Textile binding made from 100% recycled polyester fibers
  • [SOFT & COMFORTABLE]: Comfortable classic moccasin slippers. Micro suede upper and soft plush lining breathable and cozy. Refesh you after a tiring day.
  • [MEMORY FOAM CUSHIONING INSOLE]: These moccasin slippers for men with soft memory foam molding to your foot well. Provide you with enough support and maximized comfort.
  • [DURABLE NON-SLIP SOLE]: Made with durable non-slip hard rubber sole, these mens house slippers or outdoor slippers create excellent grip, traction and stability.
  • [INDOOR OUTDOOR]: These moccasins for men for indoor outdoor. you can keep the slippers on when walking your dog, taking the trash out or getting the mail or just wear as bedroom shoes.
  • [MACHINE WASHABLE & SATISFACTION GUARANTEE]: Just throw your house slippers in the washer to clean. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us, we will help you solve it within 24 hours.
  • Cast in a classic loafer silhouette. Water-resistant suede.
  • Rubber outsole
  • UGGpure wool lining and insole
  • Suede upper
  • Available in whole sizes only. If between sizes, please order 1/2 size up from your usual size.
  • Heat-embossed UGG logo.
  • EASY TO USE! Compression packing cubes help you with packaging your clothes for upcoming trips by compressing the air out of them. These are not your typical vacuum bags-these expandable cubes use a two zipper system to help eliminate the extra bulk when packing your luggage. The zippers literally compress your clothes together and eliminate wasted space. Skip the extra fees of a checked bag- eliminate the bulk and use a carryon instead!
  • LUGGAGE ORGANIZER! Compression packing bags are a packing essential for travel-especially useful as a backpack, luggage and suitcase organizer. Keep different outfits in separate compression cubes and always be ready for what’s next! Easily pack away clothing like raincoats/heavier jackets that are not used as often. Use empty cubes to pack dirty laundry in and keep your suitcase or backpack organized.
  • TOUGHER THAN THE OTHER GUYS! Our ripstop Polyurethane fabric stands up to nonstop travel. It is ultra lightweight and durable and as well as being more reliable than even nylon alternatives for packing cubes. Additionally, polyurethane fabric is water resistant to help keep moisture out of your clothes wherever they’re packed. Zipper on the packing cubes all have reinforced zipper stops. Zippers used for expanding/compressing function of bags have been reinforced with double stitching as well.
  • HOW MUCH DOES THIS SET HOLD? Each set contains a different assortment of packing cubes. Large bag holds a week worth of shirts/ medium holds a week worth of underwear/socks. Example: Large holds rainjacket, zip hoodie, Longsleeve tshirt, and a cardigan. Small will hold 5 womens size medium tshirts. Large Dimensions Compressed size: 14x10x1in Expanded Size : 14x10x4in Small Dimensions Zipped/Compressed size 10x7x1in Expanded Size: 10x7x4in Additional bag sizes shown in picture gallery.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! We make the best packing cubes, luggage organizers, and travel accessories possible at a fraction the cost of the competition. If you're not happy with your purchase, we'll replace or refund you immediately! We stand behind the fact these are the perfect travel accessories for your next hike, cruise, RV, camping trip or backpacking trip around the world.
  • Cushioned in the foot for comfort and durability.
  • Moisture-wicking yarns keep feet dry from sweat.
  • Arch compression for a secure fit.

LL BEAN STYLE WOMEN’S BOOTS

  • Upgraded Fabric: Made of 87% Ployester and 13% spandex which is moisture-wicking, ultra 4-way stretch, soft-touch & comfortable
  • 2-Side Pockets: Deep pockets offer enough room to stash items like 6.7" phones, cards, and keys. Convenient for going out or workout
  • V-Cross Waist: Flattering v-shape waist makes you look slimmer & stylish, also be cute & fashionable
  • 29"&32" Length: 29" inseam fits women 5'1"-5'5", 32" inseam fits women 5'5"-6'1", it depends
  • All Day Wear: Stylish yoga pants with pockets are perfect go-everywhere pants, suitable for yoga, dancing, work, causal, workout, party, travel or everyday wear
  • Available in whole sizes only. If between sizes, please order 1/2 size up from your usual size.
  • 17mm wool lining
  • 17mm UGGpure wool insole
  • Molded rubber outsole for indoor/outdoor use
  • Water resistant suede upper
  • Decorative stitching
  • This product contains real fur from sheep or lamb. Fur may be sourced from Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, or the United States. It has been artificially dyed and treated.
  • Suede upper
  • 17mm sheepskin lining
  • 17mm UGGpure wool insole
  • Treadlite by UGG outsole for comfort
  • Cushioned foam footbed
  • Available in whole sizes only. If between sizes, please order 1/2 size down from your usual size.
  • 17mm Twinface sheepskin upper
  • 17mm sheepskin lining and insole
  • Treadlite by UGG outsole for comfort
  • Topically applied water repellency treatment
  • Plush 17mm sheepskin insole
  • Dual density, color-blocked sock liner with open cell PU foam top layer and EVA bottom layer
  • Breathes naturally
  • Moisture wicking
  • Naturally thermostatic
  • Antimicrobial
  • Lasting cushion
  • Great step in comfort
  • UGG logo on outsole
  • Water-resistant Silkee suede uppers
  • Sheepskin collar
  • 17mm sheepskin lining
  • 17mm sheepskin insole
  • Rubber outsole
  • Center seam at vamp with a round toe
  • WATERPROOF: keen dry waterproof breathable membrane keeps your feet dry and comfortable all day long by allowing vapor out without letting water in
  • TRACTION: KEEN ALL-TERRAIN rubber outsole provides high traction grip in muddy environments and on rocky surfaces; Non marking rubber outsoles leaves no trace or imprints when walking indoors
  • SUPPORT: external support shank and mid cut height adds ankle support and balance on uneven surfaces; contoured heel provides next level stability
  • FIT: mid profile upper for comfort and secure fit with padded tongue and collar
  • COMFORT: removable metatomical footbed design provides excellent arch support and cradles to the natural contours of the foot
  • Available in whole sizes only. If between sizes, please order 1/2 size up from your usual size.
  • 17mm sheepskin lining
  • 17mm UGGpure wool insole
  • Treadlite by UGG outsole for comfort
  • Suede upper
  • Soft Breathable Moisture Control Fibers
  • Arch Compression Support and Stability
  • Ventilation Channels Enhance Air Flow
  • Durable Reinforced Heel and Toe
  • Fabric content may vary by color
  • EASY TO USE! Compression packing cubes help you with packaging your clothes for upcoming trips by compressing the air out of them. These are not your typical vacuum bags-these expandable cubes use a two zipper system to help eliminate the extra bulk when packing your luggage. The zippers literally compress your clothes together and eliminate wasted space. Skip the extra fees of a checked bag- eliminate the bulk and use a carryon instead!
  • LUGGAGE ORGANIZER! Compression packing bags are a packing essential for travel-especially useful as a backpack, luggage and suitcase organizer. Keep different outfits in separate compression cubes and always be ready for what’s next! Easily pack away clothing like raincoats/heavier jackets that are not used as often. Use empty cubes to pack dirty laundry in and keep your suitcase or backpack organized.
  • TOUGHER THAN THE OTHER GUYS! Our ripstop Polyurethane fabric stands up to nonstop travel. It is ultra lightweight and durable and as well as being more reliable than even nylon alternatives for packing cubes. Additionally, polyurethane fabric is water resistant to help keep moisture out of your clothes wherever they’re packed. Zipper on the packing cubes all have reinforced zipper stops. Zippers used for expanding/compressing function of bags have been reinforced with double stitching as well.
  • HOW MUCH DOES THIS SET HOLD? Each set contains a different assortment of packing cubes. Large bag holds a week worth of shirts/ medium holds a week worth of underwear/socks. Example: Large holds rainjacket, zip hoodie, Longsleeve tshirt, and a cardigan. Small will hold 5 womens size medium tshirts. Large Dimensions Compressed size: 14x10x1in Expanded Size : 14x10x4in Small Dimensions Zipped/Compressed size 10x7x1in Expanded Size: 10x7x4in Additional bag sizes shown in picture gallery.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! We make the best packing cubes, luggage organizers, and travel accessories possible at a fraction the cost of the competition. If you're not happy with your purchase, we'll replace or refund you immediately! We stand behind the fact these are the perfect travel accessories for your next hike, cruise, RV, camping trip or backpacking trip around the world.

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