HALSTON ONLINE: Los Angeles-based Halston will launch its e-commerce site, halston.com, on Friday in 80 countries including the U.S., Canada, the European Union and the Asia-Pacific nations. The site will feature Halston Heritage ready-to-wear, dresses, evening gowns and handbags, as well as a feature dedicated to founder Roy Halston Frowick and the heritage of the brand.

The site is a partnership between Halston and Branded Online, which developed the proprietary platform and manages fulfillment, distribution and client services. The merchandising, marketing and brand creative and communication remain under Halston’s purview.

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The launch follows the rollout of the first Halston Heritage retail stores earlier this year in New York on Madison Avenue and in SoHo, as well as Beverly Hills; Newport Beach, Calif.; Troy, Michigan; Las Vegas, and Kuwait. The brand expects to have 20 stores by yearend.

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