Women's fashion group Reitmans (Canada) Limited on Wednesday posted a 27.3 per cent rise in second quarter net profit from the same period last year on the back of higher sales at its various banners. The Montreal-based operator of 820 stores under banners like Reitmans, Smart Set, Pennington's and Dalmys, posted a net profit for the quarter ended August 2 of C$17.3 million, or C$1.01 per share, versus C$13.6m, or C$0.79 per share, last year.