Shopping in Freeport
When it comes to holiday shopping, a trip to Freeport is at the top of everyone’s wish list. Just two hours north of Boston and 15 minutes away from Portland, Freeport features a fantastic fusion that brings together upscale outlets with artsy boutiques and specialty stores to create a shopping experience that is unrivaled.
The town’s most famous retailer is of course, L.L. Bean, which attracts over 3.5 million visitors per year and seeks to provide a true Maine experience. Designed with an eye for the Maine wilderness (think a real indoor trout pond), the store features everything you need for indoors and out. What’s best is that you’ll never have to rush. L.L. Bean is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
But Freeport isn’t just about Bean’s as the town boasts a solid strip chockablock with high-end designer outlets with bargain-basement prices like Coach, Cole Hann, Burberry, Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, and Polo Ralph Lauren. Make sure not to overlook Freeport’s enchanting boutiques and specialty stores, which offer up everything from fine wines to fine woodwork, pet supplies to pottery, and down comforters to dried flower arrangements.
Freeport simply sparkles come holiday shopping season and treats like horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, the town’s famed talking tree and lots of lights will guarantee your holiday cheer will last well beyond the New Year.