L. L. Bean in Freeport – Friday – June 21, 2013
This morning, we headed north on Route 1 towards Freeport, Maine.
Mission… to visit the L. L. Bean Flagship Store.
We drove through Kennebunk.
If you bear to the right, you can go to Kennebunkport.
We’ve been there before. It’s cute and crowded so no need to do it again.
There’s lots of construction all along Route 1.
This is NOT the road for Big Rigs. Stick with I-95!!
When you get to Portland, Route 1 and I-295 become the same road.
Our trip to Freeport took about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Wells.
Freeport if home to L. L. Bean.
I borrowed the following information from their website:
“L.L.Bean is a privately held, family-owned company. L.L.Bean, Inc. has been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, the company began as one-man operation. With L. L.'s firm belief in keeping customers satisfied as a guiding principle, the company eventually grew to a global organization with annual sales of $1.52 billion. Our company headquarters are in Freeport, Maine, just down the road from our original store.”
We never knew what the L. L. stood for;o)
The Flagship store is huge!!
Now that’s a BOOT;o))
The Flagship Store carries mostly clothing and camping gear.
I tested some air mattress and must admit they were mighty comfortable:o)
We looked but didn’t find anything we needed, wanted or could afford!!
We were looking for a new screen room, but they started at $350;o((
We know all about their lifetime guarantee, but still thought the prices were high.
Along with the Flagship Store,
there are 3 other stores and an Outlet Store across the street.
There’s a Home Goods Store with Lobster door handles.
The Fishing and Hunting Store with Fly Rods for door handles.
You feel like you are walking into a Hunting or Fishing Lodge!!
How about these trophies?!?!
Our last stop was across the street.
There is an outlet complex called Freeport Village Station.
It is very much like other outlet complexes we have visited
except there is an L. L. Bean Outlet.
I did manage to find a nice pair of khakis for just $13.00:o))
We had a fun day and glad we got to see the stores!!
at 7:11 PM