Leading women's career and casual sportswear designer Bernard Chaus Inc on Friday reported a second quarter net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.7m, or $0.14 per share, in the second quarter last year. For the quarter ended December 31, 2001, the company reported a net loss of $5.3 million, or $0.20 per share, compared to a net loss of $3.7 million, or $0.14 per share, in the second quarter last year.