Summer vacation to my best friends house in Kennebunkport Maine meant a day trip to the LL Bean store. Filled with monogrammed tote bags, rope bracelets, and fleece vests it was hardly a fashion mecca. But it did represent classic summer style.
Now, L.L. Bean has launched their Signature Line to compete with the J.Crew mania. They won back their head designer Alex Carleton, who took a sabbatical from L.L. Bean to create is own avant-garb line Rouges Gallery. The result is a Jackie Kennedy throw back with upscale touches, and red white and blue pallets.
The prices are great even before the Summer Sale! My sister swears by their pencil skirts, say they are a perfect fit, and she looked oh so cozy in her navy fisherman's sweater for a dinner by the Lake. Here are some of my favs from the line.