L.L.Bean is a privately held American company that specializes in outdoor clothing and recreation equipment. It was founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean and is headquartered in Freeport, Maine. The company operates 54 stores in the United States and 25 stores in Japan. L.L.Bean is known for its high-quality products and customer service, and has a loyal customer base. The company has faced some challenges in recent years due to increased competition from online retailers, but has continued to innovate and expand its product offerings.