361 Degrees boasted a comparable store sales increase of 7.3 percent in the third quarter. The number of stores dropped to 6,637 outlets, after 295 openings and 511 closures. It could decrease further in the quarters ahead, as the group is envisaging a store count of about 6,500 stores, with a focus on increased store efficiency. The number of 361 Degrees Kids stores increased rapidly in previous years but it ended the quarter with 245 closures against 60 openings. This brand is run as an independent business unit, although many of the stores are in the same location as 361 Degrees stores. Their comparable sales also increased by 7.3 percent for the quarter. A low double-digit increase in orders was recorded for the children's segment at the company's recent house fair for spring/summer 2017 products.