Ivanka Trump wears her own label 68% of the time, and sales are still down

Ivanka Trump, daughter and consultant of the US President at the Woman 20 Dialogue summit for the empowerment of women in Berlin

2017 was the year where Ivanka Trump became absolutely abhorrent. At this time last year, many of us hoped that Ivanka could possibly be a moderating influence on her terrible father. It quickly became apparent that the a–hole apple didn’t fall far from the a–hole tree – Ivanka isn’t just complicit in her father’s awfulness, she’s actively a part of it. I hope she gets indicted in 2018. Until then, we just have to comfort ourselves with the knowledge that: A) her shoes suck, B) her White House privileges are slowly eroding, C) her precious husband is truly being targeted by Robert Mueller and D) her stupid clothes are not selling.

Ivanka Trump has stepped away from her namesake label, but that doesn’t mean she’s stopped wearing her brand’s pumps, shoes, dresses, bags, and jewelry. In fact, a Wall Street Journal investigation tracked one hundred of her outfits and found that she wore her own brand to official appearances 68% of the time.

Trump, like her father, put her company in a family run trust, but she still gets some financial information about the brand and a multimillion dollar salary according to the Journal. Still, the product placement may not be having much of an effect. Despite all the photo opportunities, sales at the company are reportedly down, and she was dropped from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus earlier this year. Ethically, of course, she’s in uncharted territory.

“Ivanka Trump is testing the boundaries on federal rules that bar government employees from using their position to promote brands that personally enrich them,” Guian McKee, an associate professor in presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center told the Journal.

But in a statement to the Journal, Trump insisted that she was not trying to profit from her time in Washington: “If what motivated me was to grow my businesses and make money, I would have stayed in New York and done just that.”

[From The Cut]

I’ve thought for some time now that Ivanka’s stupid international outreach is some kind of multifaceted scam – on one level, it’s a scam to gather money from shady donors for a questionably defined “women’s initiative” whatever. On another level, Ivanka is traveling the world – on taxpayer money – for an international fashion show to promote her clothing and accessory lines. Ivanka’s clothing sells in Asia – therefore, she’s been traveling to Asia. It’s all pretty tacky and illegal.

Also: Ivanka and Jared went on vacation to a place where the boats have Confederate flags.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, arrives for a private lunch with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations Heardquarters in New York Cit

Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News.

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  1. I saw one of her sweaters on the clearance rack at Marshalls and it was like taking a sip of a yummy chai latte on a cold day.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, love it. She is truly abhorrent.

    • Kitten says:

      I feel like her garbage-y dresses have been in the bargain bin since even before her father was elected. Gold zippers on everything is just a tacky look.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Her stuff has Trump stank on it. She can put a little money in her commissary account by sewing gold detail on prison jumpsuits.

        I have not liked one thing that idiot has worn.

      • Milla says:

        I don’t think the clothes is the problem. At least not for me. But the name…

        I don’t like to buy celebrites anything. But with her name, that gets an extra dimension.

      • DSW says:

        Yeah, her stuff was showing up in the discount stores long before the election. I remember seeing the bags in TJ Maxx, and they are made of ugly, cheap PVC. They’re hanging right next to nice Italian-made leather bags at the same price point. Even without her family’s name on them, you’d be foolish to buy that junk when better quality stuff is available.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      I actually liked many of her dresses at Marshall’s but put them right back when I saw her name.

      • OT Hush says:

        I too had a moment at Marshall’s…until I read the label and my decision was easy, back to the clearance rack for you my little princess nagini sweater dress.

      • FLORC says:

        Her booties were cute. Generic, but cute.
        I’d never buy her products though. And I’m waiting for the day her company rebrands so I can not buy those products as well.

      • Plantpal says:

        Me, too! I saw a couple I liked – in my size (RARE!) at Winners and the second I saw them, I got excited…dresses, in my size (2X, or 20W). The second second, as I saw whose line they were…..nope, nope, nope! Won’t support her, not even for a cute dress on sale, within my budget (so under $50.00 Cdn).

      • Addison says:

        FLORC I worry about that. That the Trump brand will be rebranded and I will not know and will buy something from that wretched family

      • jwoolman says:

        Her stuff was rebranded as Adrienne Vittadini a while back, don’t know about others.

        I think you just have to check out the name on the label for any designer you don’t recognize. Have your web-enabled phone charged and ready….

    • Yup, Me says:

      There was a pair of gym leggings that I saw at the store and picked up on a couple different occasions (because they were cute and I couldn’t remember why I hadn’t gotten them the first time) and every time I saw her name on the tag, I put them right back.

    • Maisie says:

      Saw a truly hideous, cheap-looking polyester Ivanka blouse on the super last chance sale rack at TJ Maxx a couple of months ago and felt a similar wave of delicious schadenfreude.

  2. kNY says:

    Diehard trumpkins tend to be either so filthy rich they use Chanel toilet paper (and therefore won’t deign to look at an Ivanka design) or they cannot afford her clothes – even on clearance racks at TJ Maxx. It’s overwhelmingly the latter, I think. Those middle-of-the-road trump voters who bought up her perfume last year I think are quieting down and having some regrets.

    ETA: Hoda Kotb was named the other Today Show co-anchor! Don’t know where to put this or why I’m so excited (I don’t like the Today Show because of how they handled Anne Curry).

  3. Lucy2 says:

    If she had any sense at all, she would’ve stayed out of the whole political thing, then sat back and collected all the companies when her father and brothers are taken down. But no one ever accused that family of having any sense.

    I do love that all of their companies have taken a big hit. I’m sure all the illegal catch is still flowing, but this also has to be a ding to ego.

    • Betsy says:

      She’d already been involved heavily in money laundering in Azerbaijan. Ain’t no way Nazi Barbie was in a position to sit back and collect were she bright enough to see the writing on the wall.

  4. lightpurple says:

    Princess Nagini’s women’s entrepreneur fund is a scam. It’s pay or play to polish her image. If a country wants daddy to talk to them, pay $50 million to Ivanka’s fund & give her license rights in your country. She doesn’t have control over the $$ given to the World Bank but it isn’t going directly to women entrepreneurs either.

    In addition to the Confederate flag pictures, she got ripped for tweeting about wanting to stand with Iranian protesters who can’t come here because of Daddy’s travel ban.

    • jwoolman says:

      And yet she and daddy are fine with Saudi Arabia, where protest gets you either a long prison sentence or your head chopped off in the public square.

  5. Nicole says:

    I never had any belief she would be a moderating influence. Just like I never bought into the idea that anyone would reign the idiot in. I can’t afford to buy into those fantasies.
    Anyways I’m ready for precious Jared to get Muellered

  6. Pedro45 says:

    There was a pretty big display of her crap in Lord & Taylor before Xmas and also on Zappos. 🙁

    • Chaine says:

      Her stuff is in Dillard’s, too. Last time I went there, in a huge display welcoming shoppers right in front of the main entrance. I almost turned around and walked out.

  7. Esmom says:

    “Ivanka Trump is testing the boundaries on federal rules that bar government employees from using their position to promote brands that personally enrich them.”

    The mildness of this statement enrages me. It could also apply to her father and brothers and it is indeed criminal. “Testing the boundaries,” my ass. As if they care about boundaries.

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes, this has been an exercise in white privilege. I’m white, I’ll say it. Michelle Obama wouldn’t have been able to do that. Or Barack. Golfing at his own golf club at taxpayers expense. Makes me sick how much the trumps have gotten away with doing

      • Betsy says:

        Michele wasn’t able to wear sleeveless dresses and Barack couldn’t wear a tan suit, but this whole family cam commit treason and the GOP defends them.

        Of course the GOP is as guilty as all get out, so their defense makes sense from that point of view.

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Yes, the tepid ethics statements meant to call her out constantly irritate me.

      Grifter Ivanka, Jared, her father and brothers are bottom feeders who see this moment in the WH as a prime opportunity for exploiting every monetary advantage. And there are plenty of corrupt world leaders who are smarter than the drumps and who will play to their vanity.

      And Grifter B’s tweeting about Iranians who can’t flee violence because of her father’s immigration ban–part of her exit strategy hoping she will be forgiven and profit even more. She’s rotten to the core, just like baby fists, just like Jared.

    • Morgan says:

      Yeah, she’s tested the boundaries and found that if Congress has no mind to enforce them, they just don’t matter! Same with good old Dad. It’s very clear to everyone that they are flagrantly breaking conflict of interest rules, but Republican just plain don’t care. IOKIYAR

  8. GreenTurtle says:

    To my chagrin, I actually like a fair amount of the clothes in her line, though I would never buy them of course. I wish whoever actually designs them (like hell it’s her. That family will put its name on anything) would break away from Nagini and start their own line.

    • If you like anything in her line don’t feel bad because she stole them from designer’s who’ve actually earned your admiration.

    • Laura says:

      If it’s any consolation she is not the designer for any of her clothes. She hires a team or buys designs. It’s how 90% of celebrity fashion lines opporate. This includes shoes and accessories. The team is supposed to follow her “vision”. Plus she would yay/nay designs. This is was she isn’t doing anymore. She’s only collecting the pay check.
      I refuse to shop any place that sells any of that awful families stuff.

  9. Aerohead21 says:

    Complicit Ivanka is complicit. And she looks like a goose with her small head and long neck. Sorry. I’m not trying to pick on appearances because I’m no supermodel, but I hate this lady.

    • Betsy says:

      For someone whose entire sense of self is wrapped up in her tawdry store bought appearance, I’m okay with harassing her based on it.

      I do the same to her idiot brothers.

    • minx says:

      She thinks she’s gorgeous, you can just see it in the way she hold herself. She has no idea that she looks so strange.

    • Can’t unsee the cobra neck. If anyone needs me I’ll be over here in the fetal position like a mongoose.

  10. Veronica says:

    Honestly, the problem is that the clothing line is overpriced for what is. Yes, they’re well designed work clothing. Yes, they look nice. But you can find similar stuff at stores like Express or J Crew or White House, Black Market at or less than the price of her line. They just aren’t unique enough to stand out in the market competition it’s up against. It did well, but it was never going to be a breakout line.

    • Kitten says:

      Do you find them to be well-designed? The dresses I’ve seen are usually thick polyester and have a pear-like silhouette that flatters very few women. Idk…

      Also, happy new year, Veronica 🙂

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Oh really? They look nice online, but I’ve never seen them in person. I’d say that’s disappointing, but it’s not like I was going to buy them anyway, lol.

    • Christin says:

      Just over a year ago, I was quickly sliding through sweaters at a discount chain and noticed a garment priced 50 dollars that looked more like an 18 dollar item. I looked at the brand tag out of mere curiosity. It was from plastic daughter’s line.

      • magnoliarose says:

        They are grifters, so there is no way that stuff doesn’t belong in a downmarket chain store as the label. She wouldn’t spend the precious dollars to have them well made or use nice materials and textiles.
        She was never known for fashion so I have no idea why she thinks she should work in the schmatta business at all.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    I would actually like to see this trick taken down and indicted even more than her brothers or her grifter husband because I’d really like to watch that family dynamic crumble worldwide as they all try to figure out how to stab each other without making it obvious that they are doing so. I’d also love to watch what happens when 45 figures out that his precious daughterwife learned his lessons all too well and sold him out to save herself.

    Mostly I’d like to see her go down because she is as awful and evil as the rest of the family but in a way it is worse because she’s selling it under the mask of being the precious, baby voiced wife/mother/devoted daughter and all she’s offering is poison.

  12. Jen says:

    I can’t believe she’d be that astonishingly stupid to “forget” to crop that flag. No, she’s pandering to her dad’s core fan base, right? I don’t have words anymore. This family sickens me.

  13. Shambles says:

    “It’s all pretty tacky and illegal.”

    This is a perfect summary of 2017.

  14. AssViolator says:

    I remember trying on an Ivanka Trump wrap dress at Loehmann’s (RIP) once. The fabric was so cheap and thin, you could see every stitch of my underwear and it felt very plastic-like. I ain’t spending my money on that!

  15. InsertNameHere says:

    I do like a lot of her clothes, BUT, as someone mentioned, they are generic styles. Very few unique details. This is not high or even medium-end fashion.
    I’m Canadian, so no, I wouldn’t buy anything with her name on it. Would I before she started her bullshit? She had come across as a working mom, one who was honest about how exhausting it was to actually take care of children. Yes, I would have bought a few pieces, if they were my style.
    Any business person needs to be aware that personal reputation is going to affect your business. Nobody wants to buy from her because she is now viewed as horrible.
    Also, I have never even seen her stuff in person, so I can’t say anything about the quality of the clothes. I’ve seen similar in many stores, and I make some of my own clothing…a lot can be said about actual quality, and I have no idea if hers has it.

    • indigo says:

      I am highly annoyed that The Bay continues to carry her line. I have picked up a couple of things from a rack thinking they might be decent work basics, then dropped them like they were on fire once I realized whose clothing line it was from.

  16. Cranberry says:

    In the top photo she looks upset that she had to wear her own ugly dress in order to get her deplorables to buy her line.

  17. Long Black says:

    They all present themselves as wealthier than they are, beyond acceptable advert puff. Jared’s fam business is seriously in the red if you account for the $1.2 billion mortgage payment on 666 due in 2019. Bloomberg did an analysis of Kushner Co’s property ownership and some of the properties they “own” they’ Kushner Co has only 5% interest in. Tallied up their equity is about $400 million or something. Trump’s former book collaborator (think it was Tony Schwartz) also said he’s worth far less than he presents. Smoke and mirrors. Also, breaking into Asia/China is far harder than it ever was presented to be. Super competitive.

  18. Laura says:

    Attended a New Years Eve party in Boca Raton Florida came home dismayed :educated people,descent jobs,half female still madly wild about Trump and his family all praises for Ivanka swearing she will be President in the future.I left feeling sick to my stomach.Hopefully,these people are an anomaly?

    • Snowflake says:

      I hope so. But sometimes it is like there are two realities. We see it one way, they see it another.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I thought those people were an urban myth these days.

    • Cranberry says:

      Well it’s Florida. I’m sure they love him there with the exception of most Africian Americans and Puerto Ricans. After all he’s probably got a lot of billionaire friends that he entertains there and brings in a lot of business to the area every time he stays at Maralago. And let’s not forget how republican-Red and racist Florida is. How many African American men have been shot by police or would-be authority types. How many times has the state gone red no matter how many claims of large potential democratic populations it has. They, Republicans &/or Alt-Right, have a lock down on Florida.

  19. Laura says:

    One trait that I did notice amongst these people at this party was “as long as I have mine screw everyone else.”Maybe that is the prevalent personality of the people still supporting this guy,I don’t know.I had to get up and leave early.If they are the minority,I feel better ,but I am not going to be complacent for November of 2018 .I feel I have to do more than just get out and vote because what if there are more of these people than I am realizing?

    • Cranberry says:

      Exactly. It’s the:

      “as long as me and mine are taken care of then to hell with the rest — They’re not ONE OF US anyway”.
      We are already a divided nation. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise. These people, Trump’s core 30%, have already taken their side. They’re not on any fence. They are fully committed to what they see as “their cause”. And if 30% of Republican voters doesn’t seem like enough of a threat to divide a nation, then remember how many powerful resources they have in Fox News, multi-billionaires working together like Koch brothers and Mercer family, plus other fart Right media sources like Breitbart. And then there’s the whole of social media to spread their distorted view of reality to millions of uninformed and misinformed Americans that perhaps are on the fence and can fall to either side not realizing the consequences. This is how Trump really won the election. The war is here my friends. Not to sound militant and all, but deluded or not, the enemy knows who they stand with, who they are loyal to, win or lose. And they don’t intend to lose.

  20. spiffypaws says:

    her clothing line is hideous. that is all

  21. Bee says:

    You could not pay me enough to wear her clothes.