Plus-size women's wear retailer Charming Shoppes Inc is taking its brands global, launching online sales for its own Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, Fashion Bug and Loop 18 brands, as well as more than 300 other labels on its Sonsi.com global shopping hub.

"We're excited to serve plus size women around the world, from Canada to the United Kingdom to Australia and beyond," says Brian Woolf, group president of Lane Bryant, Lane Bryant Outlet & Cacique. 

The move opens up the brands to shoppers in over 80 countries and territories worldwide. All international orders are inclusive of duty, VAT and customs clearance.