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Bad news for those looking to buy L.L. Bean's signature boot
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FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're looking to snag a pair of L.L. Bean's famous signature Bean boots for the upcoming winter season, you're out of luck. 

Even in September, L.L. Bean have several thousand pairs of the leather and rubber handmade boots on backorder. And despite Bean hiring 100 additional workers to make the boots, the company says they just can't keep up with the overwhelming demand. 

“We’re making them literally as fast as we can,” Mac McKeever, an L.L. Bean spokesman, said to Bloomberg. “It’s not something we can just stamp out.”

“We realize we could outsource, but that will never happen,” McKeever added. “The boots have been hand-sewn in Maine by our own skilled boot workers, and they always will be.”

Last year, L.L. Bean sold around 450,000 pairs of boots, and expects to sell over 500,000 this year, Fortune reports. 

A 'Lumberjack chic' trend has swept through college campuses around the country, increasing the demand for these boots. 


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