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Nicki Minaj Wants a Clothing Line; L’Wren Scott Gets Sued [Updated]

• A current priority for Nicki Minaj’s management is negotiating a deal with a fashion house so she can sell her own clothing line. [NYT]

L’Wren Scott is being sued for naming one of her handbag designs “Lula” (after her late mother). The claimant is Angelica Cota, a designer who has a handbag line called “LuLA.” Update: Although Cota filed the suit back in August, neither Scott nor her company LS Fashions have been served with the legal papers, according to Scott’s publicist. [Fashion Etc]

Tavi Gevinson played host at an Advanced Style party during New York Fashion Week in September, and here’s a video from the event. [Styleite]

Next Model Management signed Solange Knowles. [Vogue UK]

Of the 200,000 jobs the economy added in December, apparel and accessories stores added a 11,100 jobs to employ 1.48 million people, and department stores added 3,700 jobs to employ 1.5 million last month. [WWD]

Unsurprisingly, PETA is mad about Oscar de la Renta’s and Dr. Dre’s fox-fur headphones. [ONTD]

Fifth Avenue ranked 26th out of 30 in a survey of major shopping areas around the world. [Racked]

Coco Rocha says Twitter and blogging have given her career longevity. “Because I have a voice and I’m sticking to having that voice, I feel like I have extended my career,” she says. [Telegraph UK]

British department store Selfridges recruited five emerging fashion designers as part of its Bright Young Things initiative, which launched for the first time last year. Maarten van der Horst, Alice Lee, Adam Andrascik, Sorcha O’Raghallaigh, and Masc will be able to sell their clothes via a pop-up store from now until the end of February. [Vogue UK]

Stella McCartney completed the move of her NYC boutique from the meatpacking district to 112 Greene Street, in SoHo. [WWD

Ralph Lauren will serve as Team Sponsor and Official Outfitter for the St. Moritz Polo World Cup on Snow tournament, which takes place January 26 through 29. [Ralph Lauren]

Lingerie sales are down — and many American companies didn’t experience the expected boost in sales during the holiday gift-giving period. [NYDN]

Nicki Minaj Wants a Line; L’Wren Scott Gets Sued