L.L.Bean's popular Wicked Good Slippers are 15% off for Black Friday 2021

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L.L.Bean on track for strongest year in company history, CEO says

L.L.Bean Inc. had its strongest year in company history in 2020 and is on track to do even better this year. That’s according to Stephen Smith, the president and CEO of the clothing and outdoor goods retailer, who spoke Thursday during Husson University’s Distinguished Speaker Series. L.L.Bean, whose headquarters and...
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L.L. Bean 'Bootmobile' coming to Avon Tuesday

AVON, Conn. — If you see a giant boot in the Farmington Valley this week, don't be alarmed. L.L. Bean has come to Connecticut in its "Bootmobile" to visit fans. The 14-foot shoe on wheels travels around the Northeast to spread joy and give away L.L. Bean swag. Visitors can also purchase items at the pop-up shop.
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L.L. Bean head expects inventory to run low by mid-December due to supply chain backups

The CEO of L.L. Bean recommended Thursday that anyone gifting the company’s products for the holidays buy them early due to national supply chain backups. CEO Stephen Smith, who made the comments after speaking at a Husson University event in Bangor, said that the Freeport-based company is in a great place with its inventory levels now, but that they will run thin by mid-December.

L.L. Bean Sees Inventory Shortages In Coming Weeks

Speaking at Husson University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, L.L. Bean’s CEO Stephen Smith said he expects inventory to run low by mid-December due to ongoing supply chain challenges. “Shopping early, shopping now, definitely is critical,” Smith said, according to the Bangor Daily News. “We will be low...

FREE Holiday Festivities At Freeport’s L.L. Bean Northern Lights

Today marks the beginning of L.L. Beans “Northern Lights”, each year it’s a little different but it is always wonderful for the whole family. If you’ve never been to the L.L. Bean flagship store during the holiday season, you are indeed missing out. Aside from all the amazing shopping deals all around Freeport with all the factory outlets overflowing with amazing deals, the entire L.L. Bean campus gets transformed into a winter wonderland.

We Tried Ugg Fluff Yeahs and 7 Other Popular Slippers—Here’s What We Loved (and Loathed)

My feet are cold for a good chunk of the year, but come October, I’m essentially clomping around my frigid New York City apartment on two small frozen logs. Socks have been my go-to for years, but that’s not ideal: they’re not quite warm enough, they don’t provide any stability on wood floors, and you can’t run downstairs to pick up the mail or get to work in the kitchen without some discomfort (maybe it’s just me, but stepping on a little bit of water if you happen to drip while draining pasta or rinsing vegetables is an unsettling experience).

Christmas catalogues deserve some respect

Much has been made of the demise of print journalism. People get their news these days on their computers or phones. Sadly, I’m one of them. If you’d told me a dozen years ago, or even half that number, that uncorking the print version of the New York Times wouldn’t one day be as integral a part of my morning as freshly squeezed orange juice, I’d have said you were nuts.

8 Charming Small Towns In Maine That Feel Like A Hallmark Christmas Movie

When you wish upon a snowglobe, you may be thinking of getting happily trapped in a charming small town in Maine, just like in one of your favorite Hallmark Christmas movies. Rekindle a holiday romance as you stroll hand-in-hand down a picture-perfect Main Street decked out in cute holiday finery. If the snow begins to fall, you know you are in the right spot for a delightful made for television, holiday movie.
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Shop local this holiday season

The BDN Editorial Board operates independently from the newsroom, and does not set policies or contribute to reporting or editing articles elsewhere in the newspaper or on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and the holiday shopping season in general are always a critical time for retailers, including local merchants....

L.L.Bean will add seven stores, return to 24/7 at Freeport flagship

On the heels of its strongest fiscal year in nearly a decade, outdoor apparel manufacturer and retailer L.L.Bean Inc. plans to open seven new stores this year in North America and return to 24/7 operations at its Freeport flagship. “While 2020 posed many challenges to our business, including the temporary...

Where to buy potted Christmas trees and how to care for them

I’ve never been one for artificial Christmas trees. I grew up in a home where every year we cut down our own tree from the woods on my grandparents’ farm in northeast Ohio. The smell of live pine trees and the feel of wayward pine needles lodged in the living room carpet (or a foot) all say “Christmas” to me.

Activists and researchers are calling on 82 retailers to commit to sourcing cotton outside of China to take a stand against accusations of forced Uyghur labor

China has been accused of committing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang. Activists are pushing companies to "fully extricate their supply chains from the Uyghur Region," meaning Xinjiang. Researchers say that cotton from that region of China is still ending up in stores. Activists are calling on 82 major...