Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc is continuing its international expansion after extending its online shopping to eight more European countries.

Customers in Austria, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia can now shop Gap and Banana Republic from the brands’ dedicated European e-commerce sites.

The San Francisco based retailer first launched to customers in the UK in August 2010 and expanded to include nine additional European countries in October 2010. The latest expansion means European customers in 18 countries can now buy its fashions.

“Launching in eight additional European countries underscores the loyalty and enthusiasm customers in Europe have shown for our online brands since the sites launched last August,”  explains Stephen Sunnucks, president, Gap Inc Europe and Strategic Alliances.

Along with its franchise and company-owned business, Gap Inc’s products are now available to customers in more than 90 countries – up from 25 at the start of fiscal 2010.