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L.L.Bean Siganture Fall 2010 Collection Preview




On July 28th, I attended an online webinar to preview the L.L.Bean Signature Fall 2010 Collection Preview. "Style" might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of L.L.Bean's rugged New England-inspired clothing, but let me assure you, their new Signature collection exudes style. I credit this with the fact that most of the pieces are pulled straight from the L.L.Bean archives, on occasion with an updated fit, color or cut. The result is classic American sportswear with a slightly preppy, retro feel that's perfect for the urban dweller who appreciates the great outdoors and embraces the past with nostalgia.

This isn't a dumbed down, cheaper line, rather these are quality pieces made with the same L.L.Bean guarantee of great fabrics and solid workmanship, pieces you'll want to hold on to for seasons to come. Prices will range anywhere from $20-$30 for basics all the way up to $500 for an Italian wool coat, and will be available for purchase at www.llbeansignature.com at the end of summer.

I can not tell you how happy I am to see old-school pieces brought back intact; they were perfect the first time around and look totally current and cool today. I'm a sucker for the nautical prints, tartan plaid, vintage accessories, menswear-inspired tailoring and silly duck boots. This season I'm definitely getting a pair! Besides, I live in New England now so I better dress the part, right? Click through to see the complete Fall preview plus a sneak peek at the Winter 2010 collection, too!



















L.L.BEAN SIGNATURE WINTER 2010 COLLECTION










Photos courtesy of L.L.Bean Signature
Comments
Definitely up my alley!
#1 Sally (Homepage) on 2010-07-29 13:21 (Reply)
Definitely some potential pieces there. Gonna have to keep an eye out.
#2 Tracie on 2010-07-29 14:57 (Reply)
I love that long plaid skirt! I can't wait to check out the whole selection in a few weeks!
#3 Sarah on 2010-07-29 15:37 (Reply)
This is surprisingly cool. I love all of the boots!
#4 Linda (Homepage) on 2010-07-29 15:47 (Reply)
Great 70s vibe going there. Couldn't you see Mary Tyler Moore in some of that?
#5 Shari on 2010-07-29 16:21 (Reply)
Wow, when did LL Bean become so stylish? I love the plaid shirt and that sweater dress is adorable!
#6 Valerie (Homepage) on 2010-07-29 17:03 (Reply)
Such cute and timeless outfits! I didn't know L.L.Bean could look like that, a bit far from their usual outdoorsy type stuff.
#7 Quynh on 2010-07-30 11:02 (Reply)
As a life-long New Englander/LL Bean shopper I'm not sure how I feel about this collection. I like the classic fabrics and prints but I think these cuts are going to be too much for the typical LL Bean woman. Perhaps (as you say) appropriate for the city girl who wants to look outdoorsy but I doubt I'll be seeing them in my neck of the woods. Also, am I the only one who finds this model completely terrifying? Her thighs are the size of my wrist.
#8 Cat on 2010-07-30 11:46 (Reply)
Oh man... that blue dress... and those plaid pants!!! swoon
#9 Sandra on 2010-07-30 16:40 (Reply)
I've been pleased with every item I've purchased in this line. So well made!
Drooling over those wedge loafers and plaid bag.
Print turtlenecks.... welcome back 1981.
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#12 AltaBooth18 (Homepage) on 2010-08-13 19:35 (Reply)
Very cute boots. Anybody else think the model is sickly looking?
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