Limited Brands, Inc. reported a comparable store sales decrease of 7% for the 30 weeks ended Aug. 30, 2008. Net sales were nearly $4.8 billion, compared to net sales of $5.5 billion in 2007. However, according to a recent press release, Limited Brands, Inc. also reported net sales of $588.4 million for the four weeks ended Aug. 30, 2008, an increase of 4% when compared to net sales of $565.2 million last year. Limited Brands, through Victoria’s Secret, Pink, Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, La Senza, White Barn Candle Co. and Henri Bendel, presently operates 2,996 specialty stores.