Cygne Designs Inc, a private label manufacturer of women's career and casual apparel, reported net sales for the third quarter ended 3 November 2001 were $11.810m, an increase of $ 3.460m, or 41 per cent on the comparable prior period. The increase in net sales was primarily attributable to sales to its new customers of $6.089m, partially offset by decreased sales of $2.555m to its existing customer, The Limited Inc.