Stage II Apparel Corp yesterday announced a net loss of $604,000 or $.15 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. The net loss reflects a contraction of the company's apparel distribution business as part of its strategy to focus on licensing opportunities. As a result, net sales for the first quarter of 2001 declined to $664,000, compared to net sales of $2.9m in the same quarter last year.