Superdry has warned of an £18m hit to profits partly blamed on the impact of hot weather on sales.

It said the “unseasonably hot” conditions in the UK, Europe and on the US East coast – continuing from the summer into the autumn – had “significantly affected” demand for products such as sweaters and jackets.

Superdry said that this, added to the “well-publicised challenges” faced by some of its trading partners – at a time when the struggles of department stores have hit a number of clothes brands – would adversely impact profits by £10m.

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