Limited no longer seeks a department store firm.

Laying to rest some widespread rumors, Leslie H. Wexner, chairman of the Limited, said he instead will keep his sights trained on the specialty women's apparel business. However, he said, individual divisions of some department store companies could interest him if they were to come onto the market. He mentioned Carter Hawley Hale's Neiman-Marcus, Batus Inc.'s Saks Fifth Avenue, Allied Stores' Bonwit Teller and Associated Dry Goods' Lord & Taylor. The Limited launched an unsuccessful bid for Carter Hawley Hale in 1984.

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