Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc today announced earnings for the second quarter ended August 4, 2001. The company's earnings per share results were in line with its previously announced expectations. Net sales for the thirteen-week period ended August 4, 2001 increased 66.5 per cent to $94.2m compared to $56.6m for the thirteen weeks ended July 29, 2000. This significant increase in net sales is largely attributable to the company's travel-related business which contributed 37.5 per cent to total sales for the quarter.