Wilsons The Leather Experts Inc reported that sales for the four weeks ended 2 February 2002 decreased 22.5 per cent to $50.5 million compared to $65.2 million for the five week period last year. Comparable store sales for the four-week period decreased 17.1 per cent, due to a "difficult retail environment, unseasonably warm weather, and a lack-lustre travel environment."