Must Read: Former British First Lady Samantha Cameron to Launch Clothing Line, Boohoo Trying to Acquire Nasty Gal

Plus, Tiffany & Co.'s Fifth Avenue store sales are allegedly being hurt by its proximity to Trump Tower.
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Plus, Tiffany & Co.'s Fifth Avenue store sales are allegedly being hurt by its proximity to Trump Tower.
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These are the stories making headlines in fashion this Wednesday.

Britain's former First Lady set to launch her own clothing line
Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain's former Prime Minister David Cameron, is launching a capsule collection called Cefinn. The capsule will be sold at Selfridges and Net-a-Porter this spring, and targets women like Cameron herself — sophisticated, urban, busy. "There aren't that many British brands which fill that space," Cameron says. See pictures of Cameron wearing the collection in Vogue U.K.'s January edition. {Vogue U.K.}

Boohoo is trying to incorporate Nasty Gal
Manchester-based fast fashion e-tailer Boohoo has filed to incorporate Nasty Gal in the U.K. This comes just three weeks after the ultra-trendy Los Angeles-headquartered brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 9. Although there may be other bidders for Nasty Gal's assets, the kind of proposal Boohoo submitted is likely to be favored by Nasty Gal. {Business of Fashion}

Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue store traffic allegedly hurt by Trump
Despite signs of positive retail profits in other parts of the country, Tiffany & Co.'s sales are hurting at its largest, most iconic shop, in New York City on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower. Estimates that traffic might be cut in half due to security measures near the President-elect's residence have accompanied reports of "sales softness," as compared to past years. {Business of Fashion}

Global Brands Group purchases majority stake in Sean John
Sean Combs, also known as P. Diddy or Puff Daddy, will retain a minority stake in the men's lifestyle label he started almost two decades ago. But Global Brands Group — which also manages Coca Cola, Jeep and Hershey's — will now play a major role. "We are a successful brand now and this is the rocket fuel that will take it to the next level," said Sean John president Jeff Tweedy. {WWD}

Rihanna awarded Footwear News's Shoe of the Year for her Fenty Puma Creeper
Fashion's favorite Bad Gal received Footwear News' highest honor last night for her Fenty Puma Creeper. This marks the first time a woman has won the award, with the megastar now joining the likes of Kanye West and Stan Smith. Rihanna said it made her "proud to be a young woman from Barbados," accepting the award while wearing a pair of — what else? — black-and-white Creepers from her line. {Fashionista inbox}

Zosia Mamet got married in a black wedding dress
Zosia Mamet wed beau Evan Jonigkeit at a small, rustic ceremony in the Hudson River Valley. The intimate event at Cedar Lakes Estate featured the "Girls" actress in a black (!) Givenchy dress and William Goldberg jewelry, with dark flowers in her hair. {Vogue}

W Hotels opens holiday concept pop-up shop
The W Times Square's hotel gift shop just got a lot more chic. Just in time for peak holiday shopping season, the W Hotels Style Lab — curated by fashion consultant Sarah Easley — provides a retail space for 11 emerging brands across the ready-to-wear, beauty, accessory and home categories, most of whom don't have respective brick-and-mortar locations — yet. Brands range from Negative UnderwearDrunk Elephant and CFDA Fashion Incubator jewelry designer K/ller, and the space will be open for business through December 18. {Fashionista inbox}

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