PARIS — Confirming a challenging start to fall, Hennes & Mauritz AB said that unseasonably warm weather had a very “negative impact” in September, when total sales in local currencies inched up 1 percent.

In August, sales at the Swedish fashion retailer gained 7 percent in local currencies, a slowdown from the 10 percent improvement in July, it reported on Monday.

The market conditions had already been challenging for H&M, which reported at the end of September that its third-quarter profits were hit by increased markdowns and higher purchasing costs.

H&M noted its store count came to 4,204 on Sept. 30 versus 3,733 on the same date in 2015.

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