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There's a lot going on at L.L.Bean, and this is the place to keep up with all the latest news. Our blog is chock-full of great ideas and advice to inspire your outdoor adventures – as well as updates on products, sales and events in Freeport, Maine, and around the country.

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Meet the Artists Behind Our Christmas Catalog Covers

Every year we look forward to sending our Christmas catalog to customers – and not just because it’s filled with old favorites and all the new products we’ve been working on through the year. It’s also our... More

  1. Wednesday, 12/10/14

    Kikkan Randall’s 2014/2015 Competition Schedule

    L.L.Bean testing and design partner Kikkan Randall is the most decorated cross-country ski racer in US history, with 14 World Cup victories and 17 US National championships. Now she’s back in Europe to compete on the World Cup circuit, where she’s looking to win her fourth consecutive World Cup Sprint Title.   On top of… More



  2. Tuesday, 12/9/14

    Pajamas: The Coziest Outfit in Your Closet

    When the nights are long and the temperature drops, snow sticking to the trees and wind rattling the windows, nothing is better than wrapping yourself in something cozy. A warm fire and a steaming cup of hot cocoa are nice, but nothing really says soft, snuggly and warm like pajamas.   Winters in Maine have… More



  3. Tuesday, 11/4/14

    Down Sleeping Bags: 50 Years of Innovation

    Our first down sleeping bag was introduced 50 years ago. At the time, it represented a huge leap in performance for sportsmen seeking warmth, low weight and packability. First used in military sleeping bags during World War II, down is exceptionally warm, lightweight and compressible. Previous insulations such as wool and sheepskin were extremely bulky… More



  4. Friday, 10/24/14

    Footwear With a Little Help from Our Friends

    When you’ve been making shoes and boots for over a hundred years, you not only learn how to consistently craft the highest quality footwear, you learn how to recognize other brands that also do it well. Instead of simply admiring these other brands for workmanship and materials that rival our own, we decided to add… More



  5. Friday, 10/10/14

    L.L.Bean Is Popping Up in Newark, Delaware, This Fall

      WHAT: Watch for the new L.L.Bean pop-up store – it’s just 20 x 20 feet and looks like a miniature log cabin. You’ll find a great selection of holiday favorites, including our iconic L.L.Bean Boots and legendary Wicked Good Slippers. We’ll also have warm winter socks, footwear accessories and more, all backed by our… More



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