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Dear L.L.Bean

The stories you share about our products inspire us, inform us, and help us connect to each other through one common love, the outdoors. So, we invite you to share your own stories here. Chances are you'll inspire us – and a lot of other people too. 


Back to School

8-year-old Ellie wanted a new backpack, but her parents wouldn’t replace her old one until she wore it out. So, she wrote a letter to L.L.Bean asking for advice. Because no matter what she tried, she just couldn’t wear it down. Unfortunately for Ellie, we build our packs to stand up to just about everything!

L.L.Bean Ragg Wool Sweaters: A Classic Knit with a Modern Touch

Our soft, durable lambswool sweaters have been keeping people warm and itch-free in the outdoor since 1979. See how they started and where they’re headed for this year’s fall season.

Employee Stories: Irreplaceable Hand-Me-Downs

We asked L.L.Bean employees to share stories about their most cherished vintage hand-me-downs and the special ways they create connections to the past.

Customer Stories: 40 Years in a Baxter State Parka

Passed along from husband to wife, this Baxter State Parka has seen it all over the past 40 years – and this couple has the fond outdoors memories to prove it.