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Posted Jan. 16, 2012, at 2:21 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 17, 2012, at 5:15 a.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — Back in the days before retailers such as Gap, J. Crew or American Outfitters, there were guys such as L.L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, David Abercrombie and Ezra Fitch. In Maine, L.L. Bean found success without consumer research, focus groups or fashionistas to tell him what to sell. …

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