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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.
Trail Magic: L.L.Bean Employee Cori W. on Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Every year, 2 to 3 million visitors walk a portion of the 2,180-mile Appalachian Trail (AT). Only a fraction of these hikers attempt the entire trail – and of those who attempt a thru-hike, only one in four... More
- Friday, 10/24/14
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
- Friday, 10/10/14
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
- Friday, 10/3/14
Our Employee Outing Club takes dozens of trips every year – everything from skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, paddling and camping in the summer. A recent trip took a group of L.L.Bean employees up the Precipice Trail in Acadia National Park, where a steep and rocky hike led them to picturesque views… More
- Tuesday, 9/30/14
You think your November is going to be busy? We’ll be opening three new retail stores in three new states – and putting a lot of miles on the L.L.Bean Bootmobile in the process. We’ll start in Burlington, Vermont, where we’ll open our first L.L.Bean Retail Store in the beautiful Green Mountain State.… More
- Monday, 9/29/14
The temperature is dipping and the days are getting dark earlier which means winter is coming – and so is our L.L.Bean Bootmobile. Starting today at University of New Hampshire, the L.L.Bean Bootmobile officially kicks off its third annual “Wintervention College Tour,” traveling across the Northeast to inspire students to get outfitted and get… More
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