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Save 10% on select merchandise purchased from L.L.Bean Retail Stores, by phone and online at llbean.com. Offer not valid at L.L.Bean Outlets®. Offer may be redeemed by entering promotional code "LABORDAY" during online checkout, mentioning the code to a representative during phone orders or presenting promotional coupon to a cashier in stores. Refunds will match the discounted amount on the purchase receipt. Offer applies to merchandise only, excluding numbered, limited-edition 100th anniversary products; shipping charges; return labels; taxes; licenses/stamps; gift cards; repairs; duty; Outdoor Discovery Schools® private lessons and custom adventures; engraving; monogramming; alterations; gift boxes; select boats; select optics; firearms; select products at our retail stores and orders in our Direct to Business channel. Not valid on previous purchases or with employee discounts. May not be combined with other percent-off or dollar-off order discounts. Offer valid from Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 12:01 a.m. ET to Monday, September 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Boat and Tote Bags

Tour L.L.Bean's manufacturing facility in Brunswick, Maine, where we make our legendary tote bags.

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Boat and Tote Bags

The Boat and Tote was originally inspired by an ice carrier, but it really took on its current form in the 1960s, when we began offering it with a red trim or a blue trim. We here at L.L.Bean are very proud of our manufacturing facility here in Brunswick, Maine. This is where we make our iconic Boat and Tote Bags with the highest-quality materials and construction.

Our process...

Employee 1: I cut the material for Boat and Tote. This is a style for everyone.

Employee 2: I've got the first stitching operation of the bag. I'm folding the top of the bag and I put the label in.

Employee 3: We have what we call the inserts that are put in and it goes in through a guide to put the handle on. That way it makes them all come out even.

Employee 4: I have been with this company for 31 years. I do everything by eye. When I come down the first side, I have to come down to the bottom material. Then when I roll it up, I know that it needs to be up 4¼ from the bottom.

Employee 5: Before I do anything, I check it over to make sure there are no defects on the bag itself, and then when I'm done, after I seal it, I put the product label on it, I put it in my box, I case it up. And then I ship it out and put it on the skid.

Employee 6: We're all conscientious about our bags, and we take pride in it, and we all work as a team, and we do good quality.