Monday, Sep. 22, 2008


L.L. Bean is not here to judge. They won't ask exactly why you need to buy a pair of Salomon Techamphibian Water Shoes at 4 o'clock in the morning; they'll just ring 'em up and send you on your way. The retailer has been a Maine institution for 96 years, and its 160-sq.-ft. flagship store in Freeport is open 24/7/365. (There are two other smaller L.L. Bean stores also in Freeport; one specializes in hunting and fishing, the other in boating, biking and skiing.) If you're an insomniac and an outdoor enthusiast, you're in luck.
95 Main St., Freeport; 800-559-0747, ext. 37222.