Cygne Designs, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Results

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Cygne Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYDS) today announced results of operations for the second quarter ended July 31, 2008.

Cygne Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYDS) today announced results of operations for the second quarter ended July 31, 2008.

Net sales for the second quarter of 2008 were $12,595,000, a decrease of $20,594,000, or 62.1%, from net sales of $33,189,000 for the second quarter of 2007. The decrease in sales for the second quarter of 2008 compared to the second quarter of 2007 of $20,594,000 was mainly attributable to a decrease in sales of the Company's branded products of $1,134,000 and a decrease in sales of the Company's private label products of $19,460,000. Furthermore, due to the recent loss of its two major customers, the Company is currently not developing any new products and as is focused on selling its existing inventory.

The gross profit for the second quarter of 2008 was $466,000, or 3.70% of net sales, a decrease of $7,352,000 from a gross profit of $7,818,000, or 23.56% of net sales, for the second quarter of 2007. This decrease in gross profit is primarily attributable to the recent loss of the Company's two major customers and the necessary inventory reserves, chargebacks and discounts required as a result, and an overall lower gross margin on the products purchased during the period.

The Company recorded a net loss of $16,616,000, or $0.44 loss per share on a basic and diluted share basis, for the quarter ended July 31, 2008 as compared to a net profit of $1,581,000, or $0.06 per share on a basic and diluted share basis, for the prior year period. The net loss of $16,616,000 for the three months ended July 31, 2008 included expenses of $13,677,000 for impairment of goodwill.

Cygne Designs, Inc. is a designer, merchandiser, manufacturer and distributor of branded and private label women's denim, casual and career apparel with sales to retailers located in the United States.

Statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those projected. Such risks and uncertainties are discussed more fully in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2008, the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 31, 2008 and the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Linda Menzel
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