AnnTaylor Stores Corporation reported Wednesday that comparable store sales for the four week period ended 31 August 2002 decreased 7.6 per cent. By division, Ann Taylor store sales were down 8.7 per cent compared to an 8.2 per cent decrease last year, and the Ann Taylor Loft division saw a decrease of 5.4 per cent compared to an 11.8 per cent increase last year.