Women#;s lingerie and fashion retailer La Senza Corp on Wednesday announced plans to open its first store in China and swung into a first quarter net profit of C$48,000 after a year-ago loss of C$265,000.

The Montreal-based operator of 461 stores said it had signed a master license agreement with a leading company in China for the operation of La Senza Lingerie and La Senza Girl stores in China, including Hong Kong, with the first store due to open in November.