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 131872 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. ...
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BY TIM NUDD AT LLBean 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 LLBean 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 LLBean in the back of my head when it came to outdoors stuff (used Zappos.com though, good business).
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