Leading US women's fashion retailer Charming Shoppes, which operates 1,730 stores across the country, has launched a website to support its Catherines Plus Sizes stores.

The informational Catherines.com site will gain full e-commerce capabilities in the future, and new sites are also being planned for the company's Fashion Bug, The Answer, Monsoon and Accessorize stores.

Catherines.com and the four future sites will be hosted by New York City-based Globix, which also provides monitoring, reporting, security and network services.

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