L.L. Bean opening first urban U.S. store

L.L.Bean is set to open its first U.S. store in downtown Boston. This store is the first of a number of new stores that are set to open this year in the retailer’s push to open smaller locations, according to the Bangor Daily News.


The company will open five of the downtown stores this year. Each store will carry merchandise selected specifically for that location and customer base.


The locations of the stores include Boston, New Haven, Conn., Park City, Utah; Madison, Wis.; and Oak Brook, Ill.