Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer primarily for women in the United States. The company operates retail stores and related e-commerce Web sites under the LANE BRYANT, LANE BRYANT OUTLET, FASHION BUG, and CATHERINES PLUS SIZES names. Its retail stores offer plus-size, misses, sportswear, dresses, coats, and intimate apparel, as well as accessories and casual footwear. The company also sells food and specialty gifts through its FIGIS catalog and related e-commerce Web site. As of January 30, 2010, it operated 2,121 retail stores. The company was founded in 1940 and is headquartered in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.