Cygne Designs Inc, the private label manufacturer of women's career and casual apparel has revealed that net sales for the first quarter ended May 5, 2001 were $10,230,000 - an increase of $5,113,000 or 100 per cent from the comparable prior period. The increase was primarily attributable to sales to a new customer of $4,204,000 and increased sales to its existing customer, The Limited Inc. The Limited accounted for 54  per cent of first quarter sales, compared to 97 per cent in the comparable prior period.