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L.L. Bean is a retail and catalog company based in Freeport, Maine, specializing in outdoor equipment and clothing. Freeport, Maine Freeport is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ...


It was founded in 1911 by Leon Leonwood Bean—born October 13 1872 in Greenwood, Maine—who had developed a waterproof boot he was selling to hunters. By 1912 he was selling this "Bean boot" through a 4-page mailer, and the boot remains a staple of the company's outdoorsy image. 1911 is a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1872 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Greenwood is a town located in Oxford County, Maine. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ...


Although it maintains its Freeport store — which has been open continuously since 1951, with the exception of two Sundays when Maine changed its blue laws — L.L. Bean has stores as far as Tokyo, Japan, and a large presence on the Internet. 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... A blue law, in the United States and Canada, is a law restricting activities or sales of goods on Sunday, which had its roots in accommodating Christian Sunday worship, although it persists to this day more as a matter of tradition. ... The modern skyline of Tokyo is highly decentralized. ...


External link

  • Official company site

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Freeport: Big Man Hugs For LL Bean - Consumerist (1896 words)
BY TIM NUDD AT LL Bean redeemed a gift certificate of mine at the Freeport store even though I didn't have the piece of paper with me and had only a vague sense of when and from whom I'd received it.
BY LESLEY AT I read a story once about a guy who was in a car accident and his LL Bean jacket got ripped and bloodied and he sent it in just to see if they'd help him out and they sent him a brand new replacement free of charge.
Honestly I had placed LL Bean in the back of my head when it came to outdoors stuff (used Zappos.com though, good business).
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