CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to
the incorporation by reference in Registration Statements No. 333-153474, No. 333-130007, No. 333-10178, and No. 333-31813 on Form S-8 and No. 333-129242, No. 333-125012, No. 333-117768, and No. 333-95235 on
Form S-3 of our reports dated March 26, 2012, relating to the consolidated financial statements of The Wet Seal, Inc. and the effectiveness of The Wet Seal, Inc.s internal control over financial reporting appearing in this Annual Report
on Form 10-K of The Wet Seal, Inc. for the year ended January 28, 2012.
/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
March 26, 2012