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

  • Recommended 1: CONVENIENCE - Smooth neck design prevents chafing when wearing our water shoes. It is convenient to wear and take off.
  • Recommended 2: COMFORTABLE FIT -- Breathable and smooth fabrics with fine stretch on uppers. Like socks, flexible and comfortable.
  • Recommended 3: RUBBER OUTSOLE & FOOT SAFETY -- Wearable and top-quality rubber sole, which protects your feet from being hurt by sharp objects.
  • Recommended 4: OCCASION - Yoga Training, beach, swimming, pool, weight training, wake-boarding, sailing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, cycling, jogging, walking, fishing, beach volleyball, gardening, lawn, car-washing and driving. Family outings!
  • Tips:VARIOUS SIZE AVAILABLE -- fit different feet,little kids, big kids,men,women are available.
  • Rounded Toe Design and Flex & Fold: This supports healthy feet with its unique shape giving complete freedom of movement. The Hey Dude Wally Men’s Lace Up Loafers Comfortable & Light-Weight will be an instant favorite in your modern-casual shoe collection and are the ideal men’s shoes.
  • Lightweight with Elastic Laces: Manufactured using an elastic material that allows them to flex with the foot, resulting in a shoe that fits more uniformly. Each shoe weighs 6 ounces or less making it one of the lightest pairs of shoes around. The ideal Hey Dude Shoes for Men that you will surely love.
  • Comfortable Durable High-Quality Material: Designed with you in mind. This Wally shoe boasts the comfort of walking on clouds. Featuring an insole that reduces odors, lightweight outsole, and breathable cotton fabric that makes the Wally one of the most comfortable shoes on the market.
  • Great For Travel & On The Go: The removable memory foam cushioned insole provides maximum comfort and reduces sweating and odors. Machine Washable Friendly (Cold). Sizing Tip: If you usually wear half sizes, we suggest choosing the next size up for the best overall fit.
  • 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
  • Leather boat shoe featuring moccasin-stitched toe, rust-resistant eyelets, and slotted collar
  • Genuine hand-sewn Tru-Moc construction for durable comfort
  • Non-marking outsole with wet/dry traction
  • 360 degree lacing system
  • Rounded Toe Design and Flex & Fold: This supports healthy feet with its unique shape giving complete freedom of movement. The Hey Dude Wally Men’s Lace Up Loafers Comfortable & Light-Weight will be an instant favorite in your modern-casual shoe collection and are the ideal men’s shoes.
  • Lightweight with Elastic Laces: Manufactured using an elastic material that allows them to flex with the foot, resulting in a shoe that fits more uniformly. Each shoe weighs 6 ounces or less making it one of the lightest pairs of shoes around. The ideal Hey Dude Shoes for Men that you will surely love.
  • Comfortable Durable High-Quality Material: Designed with you in mind. This Wally shoe boasts the comfort of walking on clouds. Featuring an insole that reduces odors, lightweight outsole, and breathable cotton fabric that makes the Wally one of the most comfortable shoes on the market.
  • Great For Travel & On The Go: The removable memory foam cushioned insole provides maximum comfort and reduces sweating and odors. Machine Washable Friendly (Cold). Sizing Tip: If you usually wear half sizes, we suggest choosing the next size up for the best overall fit.
  • Pigskin leather and mesh upper
  • Traditional lace closure
  • Bellows tongue keeps out debris
  • Protective toe cap
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Kinetic Fit ADVANCED removable contoured insole with reinforced heel cushioning for medium support
  • Molded nylon arch shank
  • Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Lightweight EVA foam midsole for stability and comfort
  • Vibram TC5+ rubber sole
  • Body: 100% Nylon; Lining: 100% Polyester
  • Solid woven swim short features contrast seams.
  • Elasticized drawstring waist.
  • On-seam hand pockets. Hook-and-loop rear pocket with brand embroidery. Large J-Class embroidery at left hem. Mesh brief lining. 100% nylon;Lining: 100% polyester. 
  • Machine Wash
  • 95% Polyester + 5% Spandex
  • Quick dry stretch fabric : keep you dry and flexible workout, lightweight and efficient breathable, 4-way stretch fabric panel. These swim trunks ensure snug fitting while helping improve mobility.
  • Mesh lining and Zipper pockets : lining soft & comfortable; Two side zipper pockets for safer storage.
  • Elastic waistband with drawstring: drawstring can be used freely adjustable tightness according your waist
  • Suitable for any circumstance : swimming, beach surfing, running, ball sports, at home and etc.
  • GENUINE LEATHER - 100% Genuine Leather wallet made from a nice soft luxury leather that is smooth to the touch and will look terrific even as it ages with everyday use includes a bonus flip out removable ID pocket
  • FUNCTION DESIGN WITH STORAGE - Features 6 card slots, 2 slip pockets, 2 cash bill pockets 1 ID windows (Driver License and Other ID Cards) easilty allowing you to carry all your important cards
  • RFID BLOCKING SECURITY: Our wallets are equipped with advanced low frequency RFID Blocking Technology in the lining of the wallet. This technology is engineered specifically to protect credit card and identification information from unauthorized scans
  • REMOVABLE CARD CARRIER - Our Timberland Mens wallet with removable ID holder includes a removable slim card carrier that has 2 ID windows plus an outer card pocket
  • TWO SEPARATE CASH BILLFOLD POCKETS - With function and organization in mind the Timberland mens leather wallet has two separate large money pocket sections to keep your cash, receipts and other paper items organized and protected
  • Regular fit
  • Lace closure
  • Mesh and synthetic upper; molded TPU Toe cap
  • Textile lining; Continental Rubber outsole for extraordinary grip even in wet conditions
  • Durable, Lightweight EVA midsole; molded sockliner
  • Closure Type: Lace-Up

LL BEAN STYLE WOMEN’S BOOTS

  • Recommended 1: CONVENIENCE - Smooth neck design prevents chafing when wearing our water shoes. It is convenient to wear and take off.
  • Recommended 2: COMFORTABLE FIT -- Breathable and smooth fabrics with fine stretch on uppers. Like socks, flexible and comfortable.
  • Recommended 3: RUBBER OUTSOLE & FOOT SAFETY -- Wearable and top-quality rubber sole, which protects your feet from being hurt by sharp objects.
  • Recommended 4: OCCASION - Yoga Training, beach, swimming, pool, weight training, wake-boarding, sailing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, cycling, jogging, walking, fishing, beach volleyball, gardening, lawn, car-washing and driving. Family outings!
  • Tips:VARIOUS SIZE AVAILABLE -- fit different feet,little kids, big kids,men,women are available.
  • Heel height 1.18 inch
  • Cushion soft comfort technology
  • Eva footbed
  • Stretchy, mesh running shoes with extra cushioning for all-day comfort
  • Stretchable mesh upper for breathability
  • Combined Cloudfoam midsole and outsole for step-in comfort and superior cushioning
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner molds to the foot for superior step-in comfort
  • Sock-like construction hugs the foot
  • ➤Details: High waist and elastic waistband with adjustable drawstring make you look more attractive and flattering. The built-in briefs and a slight slit-leg design make you feel more comfortable.
  • ➤Easy Matched: Fashion board shorts could pair with your favorite swim tops, bikini tops, tankini tops, rash guards or yoga tops.
  • ➤Suitable Occasions: These swim shorts are avilable for swimming, hiking, biking, running, yoga, pilates, gym workout and other physical activities.
  • ➤Quality Guarantee: Tournesol specializes in the development of high quality swimwear, and dedicates to providing you with satisfying service.
  • ➤Note: Please read our size chart before purchasing.
  • [Premium&Comfortable Material] - Non see-through, moisture wicking, quick-dry,breathable and 4-ways stretchy premium fabric. No deforming even after washes.
  • [Large Front Flat Pockets ] - our women’s Bootleg Yoga Capris Pants with a design of a secure 2 pockets that can hold simple objects such as Phone or credit cards and other necessaries.
  • [Keep Perfect Shape] - High-waisted style with tummy control design. Wide waistband contours body curves and streamlines shape.
  • [Fit For Most Occasions] - Our Bootleg Yoga Capris Pants combine fashion,function,and of the highest quality, prefect for yoga, exercise, fitness, pilates, running, or any type of exercise or fitness-related activities.
  • Please Check the Size Chart (Last Image) Before Ordering, Please Note: Color May Vary Slightly From Image.and dont worry about size promble , you can through Online Returns Center exchange it if the pants size dont fit
  • ❤️Soft Fabric: The swimsuit s cover up shirts dres is made from lightweight and super soft visoose material,feel nice on skin,silky comfortable lightweight breathable make you cool on all summer day;
  • ❤️Design :Sexy bikini cover up shirt ,bathing suit cover ups for women ,midi dress high low hem cover up shirts dress, henley V-neck long shirt, roll-up cuffed sleeves, shirt blouses, button-down shirt dress, solid color, simple and generous to wear
  • ❤️Occasion:Suitable for Summer beach cover up, Swimming,poolside tanning salon,dating,Water Park,party, office,working going out and daily wear, swimming pool, it's great choice for your vacation
  • ❤️Match &Size : The swimsuits cover up shirts can be use the cover up mini dress on vacation,or with leggings, jeans, heeled boots etc ,US Size:(M-XL). Size M fits US(4-10); Size L fits US(12-16).XL fits US(18-24), Loose Fitted Oversized Available
  • ❤️Note:hand wash cold, lay flat to dry or dry clean, do not twist or wring,we suggest hand wash in cold water ,then iron on reverse side in low temperature for better appearance and hand feel,As different computers display colors differently, the color of the actual item may vary slightly from the above images, thanks for your understanding.
  • Waterproof membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape
  • Pigskin leather and mesh upper
  • Metal hook traditional lace closure
  • Bellows tongue keeps out debris
  • Protective toe cap,Breathable mesh lining
  • Kinetic Fit ADVANCED removable contoured insole with reinforced heel cushioning for medium support
  • Molded nylon arch shank
  • Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Lightweight EVA foam midsole for stability and comfort
  • Lug: 5mm ,Weight : 1lbs-16oz, 904g
  • [Premium Material] - The Cropped Pants For Women are moisture wicking, quick-dry and breathable. Use of 4-ways stretch and non see-through fabrics allows you to squat and stretch easily, providing maximum comfort.
  • [Keep Perfect Shape] - Unique Bootcut Design, featuring both high-waist and tummy control, suitable for every body type and shape. The wide waistband fits the body curves for a streamlined shape.
  • [Large Front Flat Pockets ] - Our Womens Capri Pants with a design of a secure 2 pockets that can hold simple objects such as cell phone or credit cards and other necessaries.
  • [Easy To Match] - Simple and classic design, multiple colors to choose from, perfectly matched with sports bras, crop tops, shirts, etc., ideal for workout, daily wear, date, working, to create your own style.
  • [Perfect For Most Occasions] - The Lounge Capris Pants are more flexible than workout leggings, both aesthetics and practicality. perfect for yoga, or lounging around the house, also perfect for work wear. Combining fashion, functionality and the highest quality.
  • Slip-on Design: Slip on design with Elastic Cuff is convenient for user to put on and take off
  • Lightweight: This walking shoes have durable knit upper with good stretch allows the foot to fit perfect, smooth fabric provide great freedom and comfortable
  • Wide Round Toe for All Day Standing: Super lightweight and flexible just like socks, smooth fabric make all your toes comfortable like wearing nothing
  • Great Traction & Shockproof Sole: STQ Thick sole with air cushion helps absorb shock to cushion every stride, and utilizes a rebound sole designed to provide an efficient push-off
  • OCCASION: Fits for long time standing work, walking, casual, floor shoes, plantar fasciitis, nursing, fishing, dress, shopping, travel, driving, jazz, tap dance, street jazz, ballet, athletic and workout
  • 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
  • Sheepskin collar



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