Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Lovely L.L. Bean Boat and Tote Colors, Not Offered In Years

Photos by Salt Water New England
Not only have these lovely colors not been offered in years from L.L. Bean, but they also no longer offer any seasonal colors in their smallest Boat and Tote.






  

16 comments:

  1. I, too, miss the lovely seasonal colors, but even in the somewhat boring colors in which they are currently offered I find them to be the best bags around. I use them for everything, including as closet organizers and double-duty gift bags. I don't know what I'd do without them!

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  2. The small zip-top, long-handled Boat and Totes make the best handbag in summer, and they are inexpensve enough that you can have them in multiple colors and not break the bank. I too wish they would bring back the various colors in the small, as well as the extra large. And a pretty pink would be fabulous.

    Glad that years ago I got the glen green, which I was tipped off on here. Such a pretty shade.

    While on the subject of L.L. Bean I wish they would bring back so many colors from the past. Most of the current offerings are not things that i would or will buy. They aren't even stocking things I would have at least at one time considered to be their staples-- things like khaki skirts and French sailor shirts.

    Of the newer products the one that I do like is the sweater fleece, and I even make an exception about wearing things with prominent labels because it is so cozy.

    --EM

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  3. Oh, these are lovely and I could use a new one. Thank you for the heads up!

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  4. Oh, dear, I was too quick to comment! I had thought you meant that they were being offered again...sadly, not! *sniff!*

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  5. *sigh* I took a look at the LLBean website. It's no wonder I no longer shop there; they have nothing that is remotely interesting.

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  6. While the standard colors currently offered are good basics, I too wish they would offer these more spring-y/summer-y colors. These would be much more welcome than the assorted novelty totes LL Bean seems to keep offering!

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  7. The small boat and tote is perfect to use as a briefcase - filled with files, it stands on it's own and affords easy access. Just another use for a very handy item.

    Annie

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  8. A classic in every respect! Thank you!

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  9. Boat totes are my go to!!!! I have so many different sizes - the medium tote is a great purse or carry all. Or organizing snacks for road trips! The larger sizes are perfect for the beach or pool! Love the monogram option - because they are so popular at the pool club, it helps to know which is which!

    I would kill for the bright green!

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  10. I wish LL Bean still allowed you to customize the boat and tote. We have several that we use for weekend trips that were each customized. Sadly that is no longer an option. GLH

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  11. It is such a bummer you can no longer customize the color of the tote handles. I wish they offered more options. I think it would be very popular.

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  12. We received an extra large open top tote as a gift when your youngest daughter was born. Light green trim, which I see Bean does not currently offer, and it bears her initials. She'll be attending college in the fall; that tote still accompanies us to the beach every year, and to all my softball games every summer (cancelled in '20 due to COVID). it's still in excellent shape.

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  13. I have an embarrassing number of boat and totes. So useful. So sturdy. Most of mine are the dark blue or the darker green. At least they still make them!

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  14. I have seven Bean boat and totes and use them all. A medium size is my file cabinet; easy to grab and run with it if necessary here in fire and earthquake prone Northern California. My large and extra large bags are great for Costco trips and travel. I don't think they'll ever wear out; some of them have literally been around the world with me.

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    1. @Reese - I'm still using my first one that I got many years ago for college. It doesn't look new, but it's still fulfills it's function!

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  15. LL Bean is now a joke. To have gone from the greatest ( in their niche) and to have sunk as low as they have is such a shame

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