Tarrant Apparel Group, a provider of private label casual apparel, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Net sales for the first quarter of 2001 increased four per cent to approximately $84.3m, compared to $81.4m in the fourth quarter of 2000. On a year-on-year basis, first quarter net sales decreased $18.1m from $102.4m. Total SG&A expenses for the first quarter of 2001 were $13.5m, or 16 per cent of net sales, compared to $17.9m, or 22 per cent of net sales, in the fourth quarter of 2000.