Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ivanka Trump Product Sales Increasing

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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The whole mess about Ivanka Trump's clothing line, shoe sales, and other accessories, is not about retail sales or whether or not the daughter of President Trump has a product capable of performing in the current market.  Sure, Kellyanne Conway should not have plugged Ivanka's products. She holds an official government position, and she's not supposed to promote any product on the market, but she's new at this, she now knows about the ethics questions that have arisen (the Trump administration says she has been "counseled" on the issue), and she now realizes (though I think she already knew this) how far the liberal left is willing to go to politicize anything and everything they can to destroy their opposition.

The liberal left loonies have been hounding Nordstrom to drop Ivanka's products since last year.  The liberal left is in such shock that their destined-to-break-the-glass-ceiling candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost the Presidential Election in 2016 that they are lashing out in a manner we have actually seen before.  Trump is Hitler in the minds of the Democrats (a.k.a. Marxists, Socialists, Statists, Leftists, Utopianists, and all of the rest of the "ism" chasers), as was George W. Bush, therefore, anyone and anything associated with Donald J. Trump in any manner must be silenced, destroyed, or at least boycotted.

Then, once the dirty deed is done, excuses must be created so as to show the world that the reasoning behind the attacks are not selfish politicization to protect a narrative, but some other cockamamie reason that most of the uninformed public will willingly believe because they have been trained all of their lives that being wealthy is bad (unless it's a Democrat politician or leftist sympathizer), and all Republicans are racist, bigoted, phobic and evil.

Target: Anything Trump, especially his children.  Fabricated Excuse: She can't make it in business, therefore companies are dropping her products.

Nordstrom finally gave in, and dropped at least some of Ivanka's products.

"Each year we cut about 10% [of brands carried] and refresh our assortment with about the same amount," a Nordstrom spokesperson told Business Insider. "In this case, based on the brand’s performance we’ve decided not to buy it for this season."
While Nordstrom has claimed that the brand has not been doing well, reality says otherwise when it comes to overall sales. According to G3's 2016 annual statement, ticker $GIII, the manufacturer and distributor of Ivanka's clothing line, the brand is doing quite well -- enjoying a $29.4m bump in sales to $100m.

When asked about the effect the presidential run by Donald Trump has had on Ivanka's products:
"Initially, when her father started to run for President, I wondered if there'd be a negative or positive effect," said Sammy Aaron, vice chairman of G-iii, who oversees the Ivanka Trump brand at the company as well as being CEO of its Calvin Klein division.  "We've really seen very little effect."
Judge Janine Pirro said on Fox News that she's "fed up" with the "childish and hateful treatment of a woman who should be celebrated by the so-called feminists."  Judge Janine also pointed out that despite the fact that leftist retailers are dropping Ivanka's products, "sales of the Ivanka Trump brand have risen about 32%."

We must ask, then: Did Nordstrom drop Ivanka because the product is suffering, or was it totally political capitulation?

Axios says Nordstrom may be playing politics, after all.
Nordstrom says its decision was based on performance, but a spokesman for Ivanka's fashion line tells Axios the retailer ordered both shoes and apparel for spring 2017, and only canceled the former. Moreover, the brand claims year-over-year revenue growth in 2016, and Nordstrom's co-president reportedly wrote an internal memo last November that referred to Ivanka Trump's wares as "a sizable and successful business."
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