Ivanka Trump’s clothing line will no longer be sold at Nordstrom, yay

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There were so many levels of depression and anger following the election, it was difficult for me to develop a hierarchy of outrage. Like, should I be more disgusted about what Emperor Baby Fists means for the decline of women’s reproductive rights, or what he has already done to communities of color? Am I angrier about his SCOTUS choice (Mr. Fascism Forever) or how Baby Fists is going to dismantle Dodd-Frank? There’s no hierarchy of anger, pain and disgust. You just have to let it all wash over you. I bring this up because this story feels like a silly, unimportant footnote to all of the major catastrophes, but here we go. Immediately following Trump’s “grab ‘em by the p-ssy” video, people started a “Grab Them By the Wallet” campaign to boycott Trump-branded products and department stores selling Trump-branded items. Well, here’s some good news: Nordstrom will no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.

Nordstrom will no longer be the place to go for Ivanka Trump fashion. The upscale department store said Thursday evening that it’s no longer going to be carrying the Ivanka Trump label for the new season. While Nordstrom didn’t address the reason directly, it indicated in a statement that it isn’t selling well.

“We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance. We’ve got thousands of brands – more than 2,000 offered on the site alone. Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of our business,” the statement says.

Ivanka Trump has an extensive apparel line, including shoes and accessories. The statement came in response to a Bloomberg News report, citing an unnamed source, that Nordstrom is “winding down” its relationship with Ivanka Trump. Nordstrom said that the change is part of the normal comings and goings of the fashion business. Politics was never mentioned.

“Each year we cut about 10% and refresh our assortment with about the same amount. In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season,” it says.

[From USA Today]

Sure, I guess this is one small victory. I kept hearing anecdotally that Ivanka’s line was selling poorly so this seems less like Nordstrom making a political statement and more like Nordstrom looking at their bottom line and realizing it made no financial sense to carry a clothing line which wasn’t selling at all. So, the boycott worked! That’s good news, I guess.

Bad news though… Ivanka still hasn’t divested from all of her business interests. Neither has Donald Trump, for that matter. According to this ProPublica report, Ivanka is still listed on several management documents for Trump-branded businesses in Florida and New York. She – like her father – promised to walk away from the business while working at the White House. Oh, well.

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Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and Ivanka’s Twitter.

 

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  1. sarri says:

    No support from the deplorables? Too bad.

  2. Mikasa says:

    That’s a pretty ugly dress she’s wearing in that pic.

  3. Nancy says:

    Small victory, but a good one. Surprised papa hasn’t tweeted about it. She is him, he is her. Disturbing relationship and the only time she should be in the WH is as a visitor. Shameless.

  4. swak says:

    Trump was never going to walk away from his business interests. So, in this instance, what was good for the gander is good for the goose.

  5. Gail says:

    I’m a frequent Nordstrom shopper (best customer service ever) and I noticed a year ago that the line was gradually being phased out.

  6. trollontheloose says:

    so Papa Baby Fists won’t report on the poor sales?

  7. Rapunzel says:

    I’m not sure her stuff was ever really popular before the boycott. But good on Nordstrom’s.

  8. Jessica says:

    Honestly, I don’t shop at Nordstrom often budget and all but I do go to Marshall’s a lot and even though they mark Ivanka’s stuff way down- it doesn’t sell well there either so I believe it. Personally I quit buying her stuff for political reasons but I didn’t think others were doing so as well, I guess there is though.

  9. minx says:

    I shop Nordstrom’s for shoes sometimes, my daughter and I both have big feet and they have a nice selection. I did email them a few months ago complaining about Ivanka’s line so this makes me happy!

    • Moneypenny says:

      Yes! Nordstrom is a godsend for us big footed ladies!

    • lucy2 says:

      I have to think poor sales plus customer complaints made this an easy decision for them. And I’m glad they did it.

      I’ve never shopped their shoe section, but recommend their bra dept. The women who work at the one near me are actually knowledgeable about the products they carry, proper fit, etc, plus they carry a very wide range of sizes. They are very helpful and it’s definitely a huge step up in customer service from many other stores.

  10. Eric says:

    Meh. Nordstrom’s is bending to massive backlash probably. Good on ya but let’s wait and see if this kleptocracy continues to siphon millions from American citizens.
    Liar liar diaper on fire.

  11. robyn says:

    Thank goodness! This small step for womankind would be more meaningful if every store selling her expensive junk followed suit. As for Nordstrom, neither the Deplorables nor I can afford to shop there. The other day I saw a knitted short sleeved sweater about the size of a peanut. When I turned over the price tag, I found it cost two thousand dollars!

    • Clare says:

      Many many Trump supporters and voters were middle class and wealthy (mostly white) men and women. His supporters CAN and DO shop at high end retailers. The myth that only poor. uneducated, disadvantaged people voted for this monster is simply false. We cannot defeat, or even face the ‘enemy’, if we don’t know who it is and where they are coming from – let’s quite telling and believing lies about our opponents.

      • mee says:

        Yes. I’ve heard from people I know who have direct friends and acquaintances in wealthy enclaves of NY who voted for trump. In some cases these people apparently don’t care about his racism, sexism, bigotry, and in other cases, they actually either expressly (or quietly) agree with him. I was even at UCLA on the westside of Los Angeles (!) one day and overheard doctors discussing how glad they were that “she” didn’t win. One older male doctor then proceeded to say the most outrageous sexist and racist things I’d ever overheard. I was shocked to hear these sentiments in our blue state.

      • Kitten says:

        ITA. Many MANY wealthy whites voted for Trump to protect their wealth.

      • Pantalones en fuego says:

        Fact. My cousin is a proud supporter of Cheeto Satan and is a regular at Nordstrom.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Thank you for pointing that out, Clare and Mee. That truth needs to be pointed out over and over again- this repetitive little ‘good, poor, innocent Trump-supporting Americans just looking out for their families vs. the mean, rich, Hillary-supporting, snobby coastal elites’ narrative needs to die out.

    • Horsforth says:

      Actually polling showed that the most likely 45 supporter was white with a household income over $75,000 per year. It’s a fallacy that the poor all voted for Trump. See here https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/exit-polls/?tid=a_inl

      • Anname says:

        Those are the ones that make me rage, because they have no excuse for not knowing better. They are not isolated in a rural community and feeling left behind. They generally interact with people of all colors and faiths, and are doing just fine financially. How can they justify the bigotry and lies, it’s infuriating.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Don’t be fooled by media narratives, look at the actual election demographics breakdown. Most of his voters are traditional well to do Republicans and Independents with money and businesses who selfishly voted for him for tax cuts or to stop providing Obamacare type health plans to their employees. Even a good percentage of his voters in the Rustbelt are making $60-70, 000 a year but are cultural warriors.

      They can afford clothes from Nordstorms but my guess is they find Ivanka’s clothes just as tacky as we do. LOL :) They probably wear dresses from Chanel or other refined designers. No one is going to pay for an ugly dress to show support for Emperor Baby Fists and his family of grifters!

      • Andrea says:

        A lot of people voted for Trump simply because they hated Hillary—she was a very unlikeable candidate to most. I have a white friend who is married to a black man and thus has mixed raced children, she admitted she voted for TRUMP! I was like wth? She said she hoped he would help cut down her healthcare costs (they spend $300 on their son’s medicine and $200 on her husband, so $500 total per month!). She also was upset because her husband was denied the right to vote, even though he had the slip with him showing he was supposed to vote in that particular place. She believed it was suppressing his vote due to him being black so thus she voted for Trump. Makes no sense to me at all.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        @Andrea: It doesn’t make sense to me either. That last part sounds like even less reason for her to have voted for Trump.

      • DSW says:

        @Andrea. Republicans have largely been responsible for the laws that make it harder for people to vote. They say it is to prevent voter fraud. I am not buying it. It’s to disenfranchise the poor, especially non-whites. Here in Wisconsin, a law passed requiring ID to vote. When civil liberties groups filed lawsuits, the DOT started offering special free IDs that were just for voting. In the weeks leading up to the presidential election, the DOT started complaining to state lawmakers that issuing these free IDs was getting costly. The Republicans’ response? Perhaps the free voting IDs should have fewer security features to cut costs. Wait a minute! I thought these IDs were necessary to prevent voter fraud, and now they’re suggesting eliminating security features?! BUSTED!

  12. Ramona says:

    “The failing store Nordstrom has just discontinued Ivankas amazing clothing line. Everybody says Ivanka has the greatest clothes, did you see her at historic my inauguration? The sexiest woman there, period. And now Hillary supporting Nordstrom has refused to stock them. Sad.”

  13. Neelyo says:

    Poor Ivanka, this is not working out at all the way she expected.

    • Lynnie says:

      Well I mean that’s kinda what happens when you sell your soul for short term gain to an unstable con man. I hope karma continues to work overtime on her.

    • Christin says:

      We see celebrities go overboard trying to paint a perfect life/relationship, which is something she’s well-versed in doing. Yet we’ve observed how such efforts can be far from the person’s reality.

      So, let’s toss this around — What if her dear husband starts to wander? Of course, she’s likely used to how her father allegedly treated wives, so maybe that’s no big deal to her. I just have a feeling the clothing line is going to be the least of her personal concerns.

  14. Clare says:

    Eh, I think their (the first family – gag) strategy is to pull so many shenanigans that we run out of time/energy/patience/resources to fight them on all fronts. h=Here’es hoping this isn’t a bait and switch and Nordstrom don’t pick the line back up in a couple of seasons.

    • Anname says:

      If it isn’t selling well, they they have no reason to do so. Like some else said above, the discount stores (TJ Maxx and Marshall’s) are chock full of Ivanka Trump merchandise. It isn’t selling so it ends up there. I wouldn’t contribute a single cent to that family, regardless of the price.

  15. littlemissnaughty says:

    I have a question about this aspect of his presidency that I don’t fully understand. Or rather not at all and Google hasn’t been helpful. So if he had placed all his assets into a blind trust, how would the trustees be chosen? Who chooses them? How long does the process take? Seems to me this can’t be done in a matter of days or even weeks. And it’s not like his knowledge of all his holdings etc. disappears. He knows what he owns, where he’s invested. I would think his businesses are set up in a rather complicated way so it’s not like the trustees would re-structure them just so agent orange really can’t be sure where his money is tied up. And then after his term he goes back to running his businesses, right? None of this makes any sense to me. Am I missing a vital aspect of this set-up?

    • Juls says:

      Blind trust is a joke. Here in TN, our governor (the wealthiest in the country) supposedly went the “blind trust” route when he took office. He then immediately began to sell off all state-owned office buildings, citing “operating and maintenance costs” and proceeded to rent out office space for state employees. The company he personally selected to sell off these buildings and act as realtors to find rental space? Surprise, surprise, a company he is personally invested in. And nobody even raised an eyebrow.

      • Pandy says:

        Sadly, I believe these rich dudes only enter politics to line their pockets further, not to benefit or serve “the people”. That’s why Trump is in it – to dismantle any enviro protections that would stop him from building wherever he wants. And an added bonus, he gets to help out his other billionaire buddies. I predict he has America at war within six months, if he lasts that long. I’m sure a few of his buddies are in the munitions business – if he himself isn’t already invested.

  16. Mamunia says:

    This is fantastic! She is the chief enabler for her father’s mental illness. Her relationship with her father is bizarre at best. Is she his daughter/wife? The Trump family does not have as much money as people think. Which is why Ivanka decided to branch out and find her own income. Trump is hoping to cash in on the presidency. But the Trump brand has now become toxic. This hurts them where it really matters. The only God in the Trump household has been money.

  17. my3cents says:

    This is good news, but probably small change to the global Trump brand.
    Let’s not forget he rents out trump tower for security – security needed for his family.
    Just saw that he hosted the prayer breakfast at a property he owns- probably billed it as well-so he is not losing money.
    There is so much more corruption that we don’t know of. The things we hear about are only the visible tip of the iceberg.

  18. Maya says:

    This is just the beginning Trump family and co.

  19. Hfsni says:

    I used to buy all of her shoes..like id walk into nordstrom pick up a shoe id liked and it was her brand….but for the last 2 urs her shoes have been sucking….ppl probably just dont like them

  20. Miss M says:

    “Grab them by the wallet”

    This is actually a great strategy…. boycotting their business will make them freak out

  21. Abbess Tansy says:

    I saw this article last night and was too tickled with glee. The local Ross carries her brand though. Nordstrom Rack has pretty decent clearance shoes, you can get some deals but you have to really look.

  22. Lightpurple says:

    Ivanka posted a video of her kid singing a song in Chinese as her father killed an 8 year old girl in Yemen. She is a monster.

    Glad I can shop Nordstrom’s again. Greatest shoe department.

  23. Sam H x says:

    This is what I love. People power at work! I think Ivanka and her husband really were in over their heads in terms of any power and influence they could have. She is just as wretched as her father is.

    On the upside an LA judge has temporarily blocked Twitler’s Muslim Ban.

  24. Lisa says:

    No not oh well, their not taking the steps to divest their businesses is not okay, in fact it should be impeachable.

  25. Chell says:

    I hope Hudson’s Bay in Canada does the same thing soon. I love that store, but every time I go in there and see the Ivanka section I feel like pulling my hair out and screaming. The only thing that gives me solace is the fact that it’s the only part of the store that is usually as deserted as a nuclear exclusion zone. Nobody wants to be seen buying something that will fund money into President Dumpster Fire’s family.

  26. GeekLuva says:

    I won’t say where, but at my job I handle alot of Ivanka’s merchandise. If I didn’t believe that doing so is morally wrong, I’d systematically irreparably damage everything I laid hands on. ‘Cuz I sure as hell WANT to!

  27. Bonobochick says:

    Neiman Marcus is also pulling Ivanka’s jewelry line from their stores.

    Racked tweeted about that late this morning.

  28. gotta say it says:

    Nordstrom originated, and it’s headquarters are located, in Seattle. The Nordstrom family members who still help run the business are besties w Seahawks players, Amazon execs, and have shown themselves to be contributors to many charitable causes that have zero affiliation w the Rights agenda . Knowing a bit about the family and it’s business practices, I would say their decision to drop IT merchandise is two fold, bottom line and politics.

  29. Jezza says:

    Good! It’s a win for those who are putting their money where their mouth is and saying I won’t shop if you carry her products!

  30. teacakes says:

    Good on the boycotters.

    POTUS No. 45 is a disgrace, money and power is the only language that family knows or cares about so I hope they take a walloping in the pocketbooks and get DAILY reminders for the rest of their lives about how hated they are.

  31. Jayna says:

    Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

    I despise Ivanka these days. I didn’t respect her after becoming so involved with his presidency run and what I felt were awful stances on many issues for women and his hate-filled campaign.

    BUT, when I came to despise this woman was after he won the election knowing she and her husband actively support an administration with Steven Bannon at the top, a disgusting human being as far as what he spews, and what her father is doing to this country. Well, her husband is a huge part also.

    She and her husband are power-players, and she has sold her soul, as far as I’m concerned. I have zero respect for her. And I hope their fall is a swift one. I love how far her popularity has already fallen.

  32. Jeanne says:

    I was looking for boots for my daughter on Zappos and unfortunately, one pair that I thought was cute was Ivanka Trump’s. So I looked for a cute pair that was NOT her brand. Fuck the whole lot of them.

  33. TheOtherOne says:

    And this just in..Newman Marcus dropped her as well. 🙌

  34. Jayna says:

    I see Ivanka is doing damage control to make her look better in the public’s eye by leaking this after her popularity is taking a nosedive. No one is falling for it, Ivanka. Just because you stepped in on this doesn’t clear you and your husband’s association and support of this administration. Even Howard Stern said that just because Donald is his friend doesn’t mean he would ever vote for someone whose core political beliefs on issues are opposite of his. That says it all about Ivanka and Jason. They are in it deep. They’ve shown us who they are.

    But good try with this “leak” by a “source.”

    “Ivanka and Jared are believed to have fought in favor of LGBTQ measures. A draft executive order calling to overturn them had been circulating. But the White House said in a statement Tuesday it would keep the protections. A report on Friday said Ivanka and Jared led the charge to keep the existing rules.”

    • Sam H x says:

      I thought the following tweets summed up Ivanka and Jared’s desperate damage control on their brand.

      “Basically, the two of them were tired of the bad press they were getting and they know people love the gays.”

      “The takeway, I guess, is that Jared & Ivanka have gay friends but don’t know any Muslims, poor people, or refugees.”

      The desperation to damage control her brand is sad and she is literally scrambling. Besides her guillable supporters nobody is going to fall for that BS. Their fall from grace is going sharply.

    • lightpurple says:

      The EO was held back because they didn’t want a third weekend in a row with major protests and marches all over the country taking over the news, not because that selfish corrupt piece of plastic surgery cares about any community but her own house.

  35. jwoolman says:

    (This is a reply to something up
    Above, don’t know why it ended up here)

    Hillary was the one who did best in the $50,000 per year and under crowd, not Trump. Typical Trump supporters make more per year than anyone in my family ever did.

  36. Prikalop says:

    Lady likes power and publicity, no question about that. The invitation to her dinners is akin to blackmail: who will say no the (vindictive) president’s daughter.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/ivanka-trump-women-workplace-234581

  37. Korinne says:

    Obviously this retailer is trying to make some sort of political statement? Why is politics coming into decision making of a clothing line? This seems to be what is happening here. I’ll no longer shop at this particular retailer again.

  38. Bub says:

    Bye. Hope your blissful in Ignorance land.

  39. 76May says:

    What a great win for women worldwide.

  40. Grandma sutra says:

    If you opted for Clinton good for you, if you voted for Trump good for you. As for her clothing line I didn’t see anything wrong with her line, but right next to her line is Karl’s which seems wrong to me. If I am paying those prices I am going with known brands not start ups.

  41. The Chaz Gomez says:

    LOL… cuz this will really show them all… the Trump kids probably could care less that their stuff doesn’t sell in the stores anymore… their dad is president and they’re all stinking rich…