Leading women's fashion designer and marketer Bernard Chaus Inc on Thursday posted a second quarter net profit of $580,000 compared to a year-ago net loss of $5.3 million amid a slight rise in sales to $30.9m. The New York-based company, whose brands include the Josephine Chaus Collection and Josephine Chaus Studio, also reported a first half net profit of $2.1m versus a net loss of $5.9m with revenue down at $65.7m from $69.4m.