Specialty retailer The Wet Seal Inc today reported net sales for the 4-week period ended August 4, 2001 of $44.28 million compared to net sales of $39.41 million for the 4-week period ended July 29, 2000 - an increase of $4.87 million or 12.3 per cent. The company's comparable store sales increased 4.5 per cent for the 4-week period ended August 4, 2001 compared with the corresponding four weeks last year.