Vince, showing signs of progress in its turnaround, reported a small gain in net profit to $3.5 million in the third quarter ended Oct. 28, compared to $3.4 million in the year-ago period.

Sales at the fashion firm rose 4.1 percent to $79.1 million from $76 million in the year-ago period. Comparable sales were up 4.4 percent.

Brendan Hoffman, chief executive officer, said he was pleased with the results, citing comparable gains in both stores and e-commerce.