The new L.L. Bean line, L.L. BEAN SIGNATURE, is now available online. East Coast born and bred, I grew up with L.L. Bean and love the quality of their products– mostly from the luggage category. Clothing I’ve stayed away from because, frankly, I don’t want to dress like my mom. So I’m pleased to find that the Signature line is a bit more current. Like a mix between the original and a (conservative-leaning) J. Crew. Here are the pieces I liked best:
Genuine Nappa leather upper with leather footbed. Latex foam padding for comfort and support. Available in Navy, Rose or Stone (shown).
Belted Twill Jacket
100% cotton jacket is slightly fitted with four patch and flap pockets and removable belt. Unlined. Available in dark khaki (shown), navy, eucalyptus, smoky teal and wheat.
Poplin Printed Skirt
Bright 100% cotton poplin skirt is fitted on the waist with a flared skirt. Hidden side pockets, fully lined. Measures 21″ from waist to hem.
Dobby Stripe Shirt
Textured, lightweight cotton shirt is slightly fitted with shirring under collar. Bracelet sleeves with turn-back cuff, single chest pocket and shirt-tail hem. Available in navy (shown), white, azure and rose.
Chunky, coral-colored bangle bracelet is made of retro-chic resin.
Downeaster Sport Canvas Bags, Medium
Sturdy, 16oz canvas construction with zip pockets, canvas handles, detachable shoulder strap, brass hardware and logo plate. Fully lined. 12 1/2″H x 23 1/8″W x 12 1/2″D. Available in Nautical Red (shown), navy or sailcloth.