Easy Returns & Exchanges

We make pieces that last, and if they don't, we want to know about it. L.L. himself always said that he "didn't consider a sale complete until goods are worn out and the customer still satisfied." Our guarantee is a handshake – a promise that we'll be fair to each other. So if something's not working or fitting or standing up to its task or lasting as long as you think it should, we'll take it back. We want to make sure we keep our guarantee the way it's always been for over a century.

To help protect our customers and make sure every return or exchange is dealt with fairly, we may either require a receipt or decline a return or exchange in certain situations, including:

  • Items that were not purchased directly from L.L.Bean (such as items purchased at thrift stores, online sellers or garage sales)
  • Items with a missing label or an item that has been defaced
  • A history of questionable transactions
  • Returns without a receipt and a valid ID in our stores
  • Items that have been soiled or contaminated, until they have been cleaned
  • Items lost or damaged due to fire, flood or natural disaster
  • Returns on ammunition either in our stores or through the mail

Unfortunately, it's a reality. Most of the time, it involves attempted returns of pieces purchased elsewhere – at flea markets, yard sales or online. That's not part of the deal. If you're donating to charity, you can help us by marking each item's label with an X. That way, we can tell when the item has not been purchased directly from us. And we can keep our guarantee exactly as it has been for over a century.

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Return or Exchange by Mail

Need an exchange right away?

Order online or call 800-441-5713 for the fastest delivery.

Refund details

Allow up to two weeks to receive your refund from the time we receive your package. In most cases, we will refund the original payment method. Gift recipients will receive merchandise credit.

1. Locate the Packing Slip

Find and complete the form printed on the packing slip that came with your order.

Call 800-341-4341

If you discover a problem after you've accepted delivery of an item shipped by freight, contact us. We may be able to resolve the problem without requiring you to return the item. Please retain all packaging material until you're completely satisfied with the condition of your purchase. Doing so will make it easier to return the item if necessary. We will arrange with a freight company to complete the return.

2. Prepare Your Package

Include your return item and receipt, invoice or packing slip, using the original package if possible.

Please let us know as much information as you can about your purchase so that we can locate a record of your purchase. If we can't, we'll reimburse you with an L.L.Bean Gift Card for the current selling price of the item or replace your item. To help ensure fairness to all customers, we do require a receipt in certain situations. See our Special Conditions for details.

3. Attach Shipping Label

Use the UPS Convenience Label on your packing slip. Return shipping is $6.50 per package.

Can't find your shipping label?

Print a shipping label.

If you choose not to use our convenience label, you will be responsible for paying all return shipping costs up front.

Ship your return to:

L.L.Bean Returns

3 Campus Dr.

Freeport, ME 04034

4. Ship Your Package

Take your package to a UPS drop box, store or driver. Find a UPS location.

Allow up to two weeks to receive your refund from the time we receive your package. In most cases, we will refund the original payment method. Gift recipients will receive merchandise credit.

Return or Exchange in Store

1. Find Your Item and Receipt (if available)

Please bring any receipts along with your items so we can refund your original method of payment, provide a merchandise credit or exchange your products.

Please let us know as much information as you can about your purchase so that we can locate a record of your purchase. If we can't, we'll reimburse you with an L.L.Bean gift card for the current selling price of the item or replace your item. To help ensure fairness to all customers, we do require a receipt in certain situations. See our Special Conditions at the top of the page.

2. Visit Any L.L.Bean Store

Whether you purchased your item on llbean.com, by mail, by phone or at one of our stores, we are happy to accept your return at any of our retail stores or outlets. Due to space constraints, our kiosks can process returns only for items purchased at those locations.

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