LADY IN LEATHER: Leather dresses, so commonly associated with the Eighties, are back, according to Siena Studio, the in-house outerwear brand at G-III Apparel Group.

For October and November deliveries, Siena Studio created five leather dresses as a part of the line that wholesales for $92 to $175. Styles include a suede zip-up V-neck dress with a ruched bodice and a suede cowlneck dress that each come in brown, black and deep purple; a suede sheath minidress available in five different pastel colors; a fitted, plunging V-neck belted dress, and a T-strap vest. The latter two are made of glove leather and come in black and off-white.

FUR FALL: The International Fur Trade Federation is dropping $1 million for its fall advertising campaign for the second consecutive year.

Unlike last year’s campaign, which was shot in a studio and focused on the fur coats, this year’s edition was photographed on the streets of Paris and has more of a kick. Tagged “Fur Love,” the six-page color insert features an oversized swing jacket from Dior by John Galliano in mint green fox accented with silver stilettos and a white miniskirt, as well as head-to-toe looks from Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier and Michael Kors Furs. The lifestyle look is more in line with how designers have been showcasing fur on their runways in recent seasons.

Gilles Bensimon shot the campaign, which will run in the September issue of Elle in 20 countries — nine more than last year, according to an IFTF spokeswoman. The group is trying to attract more shoppers between the ages of 25 and 39, she said. Last year, fur retail sales climbed nearly 11 percent to $11 billion.

WHAT’S MY SIGN: The humidity still won’t quit, but Searle isn’t waiting for winter to encourage shoppers to pile on the layers. Last week, the seven-unit chain e-mailed more than 1,000 customers to tune them into a fall must-have — cashmere sweaters knit with individual astrological signs.

Made by Autumn Cashmere, the manufacturer expects to sell more than 700 units of the $255 sweater and has an additional 300 stocked. The item is one of Autumn Cashmere’s top five-selling styles for fall, according to a company spokeswoman.Searle periodically e-mails shoppers about key merchandise and knitwear sales have been “outstanding,” said David Lazar, director of retail.

Autumn Cashmere’s designer, Katherine Carpenter, an avid astrology fan, came up with the sweater, which also is available at Olive & Bette’s, Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale’s.

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