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We Built The Original—Now It’s Your Turn


We’ve been handcrafting Boat & Totes here in Maine since 1944. Now, we’re giving you the chance to design your own, still built for you by hand right here.

Pick from four sizes, two handle options, and 11 different handle and bottom colors. Want to add an exterior pocket? You can! Zip top or open top? That’s up to you too. Add your initials or name with 12 different monogram styles. The options are almost endless – with about 700,000 different combinations for you to create. Your name gets attached to the bag before the first stitch is ever made.

When you design your custom Boat & Tote online, the order goes straight through to our team of three custom tote builders in our Brunswick factory. Once they have your design, they start building.

Your custom order receives the custom treatment. The handles of your choosing are attached to the body you’ve selected and are expertly stitched together.

Next your selected bottom is double-stitched with overlapped seams, which makes it practically indestructible.

If you’ve selected any extras, like an exterior pocket or a monogram, these personal touches are added before your bag gets sent to you.

Once your bag is complete, we pack it up and ship it for free straight to your door.

What would your custom Boat & Tote look like? And what would you use it for? Let us know or send us photos on your favorite social channel and tag @LLBean so we can take a look at your design.




  1. veronica | December 9, 2013 | 7:47 pm

    this sounds like fun, do you have a catalog of this???

    Veronica

    • Laurie | L.L.Bean | December 10, 2013 | 2:44 pm

      Hi Veronica, We don’t have a catalog for our customer totes. You can view and order online here: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/82748. Thank you ^LB


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