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“It's L.L. Bean?”

L.L. Bean Factory Store
Ranked #1 of 12 Shopping in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This store is open 24 hours a day, and it offers substantial discounts.
Auburn, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“It's L.L. Bean?”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

What do you need to say. Well let's start with this.

It's a great way to kill a few hours if the weather isn't great outside. Nice stuff, and most of it, at a good price.

The area has a ton to offer, from shops, to eateries, coffee shops and more.

And seeing they NEVER close, you know you can walk around anytime you are having a hard time sleeping, and yes, if you are lucky, you might see someone famous shopping.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fun experience at 1:30am in October!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

My wife and I made our second visit to LL Bean at the end of October (the Fall rush was over). We arrived into Freeport at about 1:00am and headed straight to LL Bean. We were absolutely the only customers in the entire store (this is what the sales clerk told us) and it was a blast. They offered us coffee or tea and we shopped around for about one hour before heading to our hotel.

The staff was helpful and friendly and they were all very busy stocking and restocking. The music was playing and the coffee was fresh. What a fun experience!

Visited October 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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604 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“Very different, very good if you like LL Bean”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

I had first gone to the LL Bean Factory Store in the early 80's. I was in my early teens and it was somewhat interesting and I remember the store being small and really not very interesting. Times have certainly changed. The whole Freeport area has blown up around the LL Bean store and has lots of things for people to do. The LL Bean Factory Store is open 24 hours a day, while the outlet store nearby is not. The Factory Store is spread out amongst numerous buildings, all showcasing LL Bean's products. If you like LL Bean, then this is a trip you need to take. Be sure to bring plenty of money too, they aren't giving the stuff away.

Visited October 2012
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Burlington, CT
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Unique shopping experience”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Checked out LL Bean at Christmas and loved the many Christmas lights and trees on the grounds outside. Between the main store and the home store near the big boot, we saw an amazing Christmas tree light show synchronized to holiday music. Notice the absence of door locks going in since Bean never closes. In the stores, there is clothing, housewares and accessories of all kinds. The pond stocked with fish was appropriate in the outdoor gear section. Although the prices are a bit more, the quality and service is very good. I was able to trade in an older worn out LL Bean jacket for full price credit on a new one. This place is worth checking out.

Visited November 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice But Pricey”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The store was very nice and the Christmas decorations were beautiful. We didn't care for the prices though. What's offered for sale is nice, although I think there's a great deal of outsourcing, but many things just don't warrant the price tag. That was the only disappointment in our visit.

Visited December 2012
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