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Freeport, ME, May 10, 2021

Channel Your Inner 90s with Our Limited-Edition Archive Re-Issue Capsule Collection

The 90s are back, and L.L.Bean is reimagining one of its most iconic styles from the decade with a first-ever Archive Re-issue. The limited-edition capsule collection is inspired by L.L.Bean’s 1991 All-Sports Anorak – a retro design accented by bright color combinations and a loose and light fit, pulled straight from the L.L.Bean Archives where it has been tucked away for the past 30 years. Available online and at our Freeport Flagship store beginning May 10, this three-piece collection includes a reboot of the signature anorak jacket, along with a matching bucket hat and tote bag.

The collection not only reimagines classics from the past, but it does so by repurposing nearly 8,000 yards of surplus outerwear fabric in an effort to reduce waste. This surplus fabric is reimagined in retro styles that feature our signature quality, durability and weather protection – all with zero waste.

Amy Yeo, senior product designer at L.L.Bean, was key in making the Re-issue come to life: “This collection is completely unique to L.L.Bean – a revival of one of our most iconic 90s jackets, recreated using excess fabric to eliminate waste, and offers our customers a fun matching kit that is full of nostalgia and completely now in fashion.”

Practically pulled straight out of our 1991 catalog, this unisex Anorak is true to its 90s counterpart with an oversized fit, high-hand pockets and chunky trim.

The bucket hat is back and just in time for summer. Our retro reboot of this 90s fashion staple features the fun, bold color combinations that defined this era.

Adventure awaits with our easy-to-wash, lightweight archival tote . With only 750 totes available, get yours before it’s gone for good!

Ready to fall (back) in love with the 90s? Then don’t wait. Since this special collection is made from leftover fabric, the material was limited – and so are these re-issued retro styles. Shop the collection today.