Outdoor, Sport shopping in Maine
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In 1911 Leon Leonwood Bean invented the Maine Hunting Shoe, now known as the ‘Bean Boot.’ In addition to the quality and practicality of the boot’s construction, it was accompanied by a lifetime offer of replacement or repair if outdoorsmen found the item in any way unsatisfactory. Other items for the outdoors were added, notably the often-imitated LL Bean Field Coat in 1924, popular for its rugged quality and craftsmanship. These days Bean sells over one billion dollars’ worth of clothing, outdoor gear and home furnishings. And the guarantee of no questions asked and 100% satisfaction is still honored. While the merchant’s successful start began through mail order, an…
Of all the stores in Kittery, the Kittery Trading Post is the most interesting retail spot. Opened in 1926, this was the town's original outpost and still sells a wide range of outdoor clothing and gear.