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While it seems online shopping is the way of the future, Gap is doing just the opposite. Its Athleta brand specializes in women's active wear, and now has its own brick-and-mortar store. Janet Babin reports on how this move might help the brand. Athleta apparel. (Athleta/Gap Inc.) More on Retail TEXT OF STORY Kai Ryssdal: We're off to the land of retail for this next story. We hear all the time these days about the growth of online sales, about how brick-and-mortar stores may soon be a thing of the past. Gap reversed the trend today. It opened a

As the company continues to grow its global presence, San Francisco-based Gap Inc. announced that it now offers international shipping on its e-commerce site to 55 countries, including Australia, Brazil and Mexico, and will make online shopping available in up to 65 countries by the end of this year. This marks an important international milestone for the company, making its Old Navy brand available to customers outside North America for the first time. Customers outside of the United States will be able to shop online and have items shipped from the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta

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