L.L. Bean - Outdoor apparel and equipment
L.L. Bean is a family-owned American company which specializes in apparel and outdoor equipment. Products found in-store are designed specifically for outdoor activities. Customers can find a full line of clothing and other outdoor equipment such as firearms and camping gear, such as backpacks and tents. The companys handcrafted iconic products include the Maine Hunting Shoe, known as the L.L. Bean Boot, boat and tote bag, dog beds and leather goods. Other items available are the field coat, which was introduced in 1924 and the Chamois shirt, which has been sold since 1928. A sub-brand called L.L. Bean Signature provides customers with a modern interpretation and modern fit of classics. Through the store, customers can also participate in outdoor activities. Named the L.L. Bean Discovery Series, customers can enjoy activities such as clay shotting, archery, fly casting and sea kayaking, for only $20, with all equipment and instruction provided.
L.L. Bean - Over 100 years of quality and practicality
L.L. Bean began as a one-man operation in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean. It originally sold just one item- waterproof boots, but now stocks over 150,000 items for their catalog, website and stores. Its headquarters and flagship store lie in Freeport, Maine, just down the road from the original store, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and welcomes more than three million visitors a year. Outside of Maine, there are 23 retail stores in the US, with new stores opening each year. Its first international store was opened in Tokyo, Japan in 1992. The company is known for its practical design and high quality and uses customer feedback and 1,300 independent field testers to design products to meet the customers needs and requirements.