Leading women's clothing chain AnnTaylor Stores Corp was celebrating today after its second quarter net profits more than doubled to $18.2 million from 2001 amid higher sales and reduced inventory levels. The New York-based operator of 555 outlets under banners including AnnTaylor and AnnTaylor Loft said sales in the 13 weeks to August 3 climbed 10.6 per cent to $343.1m but same-store sales fell 0.2 per cent.