Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K/A

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                                 Date of Report:
                                 October 3, 2000

                                  Designs, Inc.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware                        0-15898                 04-2623104
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(State or other
 jurisdiction                  (Commission             (IRS Employer
 of incorporation)             File Number)         Identification No.)

66 B Street, Needham, MA                                     02494
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(Address of principal executive offices)                 ( Zip Code )

                         Registrant's telephone number,
                              (including area code )

ITEM 7. Financial Statements, Proforma Financial Information and Exhibits Exhibit 16.1 Letter from Deloitte & Touche LLP, dated October 24, 2000, regarding its concurrence with the Company's disclosure in Item 4 of Form 8-K dated October 3, 2000.

SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. DESIGNS, INC. Dated: November 2, 2000 BY:/s/DAVID A. LEVIN --------------------- David A.Levin, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Deloitte & Touche LLP
200 Berkeley Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116-5022

Tel: (617) 437-2000
Fax: (617) 437-2111

                                                                 & Touche

October 24, 2000

Securities and Exchange Commission
Mail Stop 11-3
450 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20549

Dear Sirs/Mesdames:

We have read and agree with the comments in Item 4 of Form 8-K of Designs, Inc.,
dated October 3, 2000, except for the first and third sentence of the first
paragraph for which we do not have a basis to agree or disagree.

Yours truly,