L.L. Bean,the world-famous outdoor retailer known for high-quality,American made outdoor clothing and gear,opened their third Chicagoland location earlier this month in Oak Brook,IL near temporary housing and business apartments. The retailer held a 3-day grand opening in Oak Brook and featured great deals,food,drinks and fun for the whole family.
At a whopping 17,500 square feet,the new L.L. Bean location will cater to those who lead a more active lifestyle and will feature many of their best-selling products like snow boots,winter parkas and heavy-duty wool socks. This is L.L. Bean’s 41st brick and mortar location in the United States,and it is estimated that nearly 70 jobs will be created with the opening of the store.
“DuPage County features 600 acres of lakes,47 miles of rivers and streams,and more than 450 miles of trails,so there’s not only an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities,but a population base that regularly takes advantage of them,” said Ken Kacere,Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Retail. “We look forward to infusing a bit of the Maine essence and L.L.Bean brand into the area and empowering folks to get outdoors with great equipment,apparel and outdoor expertise.”
Residents who live in the area’s corporate housing have the outdoor discovery program to look forward at this L.L. Bean location,officials say. Demonstrations and clinics for outdoor activities such as snowshoeing,kayaking,stand-up paddleboarding,archery and fly casting will allow Oak Brook and Chicagoland residents to get some insider knowledge about hobbies they may not have ever discovered if it weren’t for L.L. Bean.
The new store is located at the Oakbrook Center,100 Oakbrook Center,in Oak Brook,IL,and hours will vary depending on the day.