Image courtesy of L.L. Bean
Nothing says a good mail day to me more than a huge stack of magazines and/or catalogs (bills are overrated anyway). A lot of times, of course, my name and address are sold to other companies that I didn’t subscribe to, but it doesn’t bother me too much. Usually the media is still somewhat close to what I actually signed up for – material about beauty, fashion, smart writing, and of course design and more design. Even if the topic horribly misses the mark, if I don’t eventually buy something the deliveries stop. Gone are the free-wheeling economy days when companies would send you materials forever until you called to cancel (for something you probably didn’t order) – how annoying.
Yesterday an interesting catalog arrived – L.L. Bean Signature. Who? Sure, I like L.L. Bean, but I’d be hard-pressed to tell you the last time I ordered anything from them. I flipped through quickly, expecting flannel shirts, corduroy pants, and puffer jackets. Of course there’s nothing wrong with these items and no doubt L.L.Bean still sells them – they’re just not my style. Oh, but wait. This was L.L. Bean Signature. They declare their style as “…authentic classics with a modern sense of style and fit.” Done.
Almost nothing says “Maine” to me more than L.L. Bean. Do you know that their main store in Freeport, Maine stays open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? It really does. Did you know that I spent all (or at least a good part as I got older) of every summer in Maine until I moved to California after graduate school? Maine is super special to me. And it goes without saying that the reason I know the store really is open at crazy hours is because we would often stop there on the way to our destination at, you guessed it, a crazy time just to see if they were open!
Of course it goes without saying I need this to carry my school books, right?!
Image courtesy of L.L. Bean Signature
Maine-made clothes and accessories – what a perfect way to start the school year!