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Ivanka Trump clothing line reports record sales

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Shannon Coulter hardest hit.

From The Hill: Ivanka Trump’s eponymous women’s fashion line is reporting record sales figures despite calls for a boycott and controversies surrounding President Trump.

“Since the beginning of February, they were some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand,” Abigail Klem, the president of the Ivanka Trump fashion brand, tells Refinery29 in an interview published Tuesday. “For several different retailers Ivanka Trump was a top performer online, and in some of the categories it was the [brand’s] best performance ever.”

The news of a sales surge comes after Nordstrom announced in early February that it would no longer carry the 35-year-old’s clothing and accessories, citing poor product sales. The move caused President Trump to tweet shortly after the announcement that his daughter was being “treated so unfairly” by the luxury department store giant.

Also last month, Neiman Marcus stopped carrying the first daughter’s jewelry line on its website, and employees of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores were instructed to throw away any signage advertising her wares.

The Office of Government Ethics recommended disciplinary action against White House adviser Kellyanne Conway after she urged viewers to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff” during a February interview on “Fox & Friends.”

A campaign called Grab Your Wallet, which is critical of the Trump administration, asked shoppers to boycott retailers with any Ivanka or Donald Trump

According to the e-commerce aggregator Lyst, from January to February, Ivanka Trump sales increased 346 percent, Refinery29 writes.

The mother of three announced in January that she would take a formal leave of absence from her apparel and accessories firm after her father became commander in chief, saying she would “no longer be involved with the management or operations” of the company.

Klem, a registered Democrat, says she attempts to limit any chatter between herself and the company’s namesake. “I really like Ivanka. We’re business associates. We’re very close in a way. … But I want to do this with real integrity. So I feel like, while we’re not banned from speaking personally, I think it’s easier if we talk as little as possible.”

Ethics counselors advised that the company cease using images of Ivanka Trump in “new promotional, advertising, or marketing materials,” according to the profile piece on Klem. The guidance apparently doesn’t impact existing marketing materials, such as the company’s website.

“It’s unprecedented what this brand is dealing with,” says Klem. “We are really committed to having the brand be separate, even from [Ivanka], so certainly her dad is even more distant from that. We’re committed to doing everything we can to carve an identity for this brand that is about what the brand stands for and the core brand attributes. And so absolutely, it complicated matters.”

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TJ Maxx, Marshalls Latest Stores to Back Away from Ivanka Trump’s Brand

ivankaWell, this is distressing. Except for the fact that the majority of comments on this Yahoo article support Ivanka. Good news: This is typical with the anti-Trump stories I see on Yahoo.

I live in a small town in Oklahoma (with a population of less than 100,000 – much smaller than the suburb of Seattle I moved away from) and we have very few retailers in town. There’s a Target – which I will never visit. There’s a local mall that I visited only ONCE because the stores are terrible. My go-to store has been TJ Maxx. Alas, I may be visiting Goodwill and Ivanka Trump’s web site more and more…

From Yahoo: Backlash has boomed in the two weeks since President Trump took office, but his entrepreneur daughter is also feeling the burn, with numerous companies dropping — or facing pressure to pull — Ivanka Trump products.

The latest: TJ Maxx and Marshalls, along with the Home Shopping Network (HSN) and the search engine ShopStyle.

The parent company of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, TJX Companies, issued an internal memo to employees on Wednesday, telling them to toss Ivanka Trump display signs in the trash and mix her remaining merchandise in with other brands, rather than displaying her products on separate racks, according to The New York Times, who received a copy of the memo.

“Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features and mix into the runs [regular racks where most clothes are placed],” stated the note, which was confirmed by Doreen Thompson, a spokeswoman for the TJX Companies, according to The New York Times. “All Ivanka Trump signs should be discarded.”

In addition, #GrabYourWallet founder Sharon Coulter confirmed on Tuesday that Ivanka- and Donald-branded products were completely pulled from HSN and that ShopStyle was in the process of following suit, according to Mic.

Both HSN and ShopStyle had been previously placed on the infamous #GrabYourWallet boycott list — an anti-Trump movement that launched in October after the president’s 2005 “Grab her by the p****” comments were publicized. The movement keeps tabs on companies that sell Trump-branded products and encourages people to boycott them, hitting their bottom lines as a political statement. Coulter predicted that by Tuesday, ShopStyle would be removed from the boycott list.

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HSN, and ShopStyle are the latest on the hot list to separate from the Ivanka Trump dynasty.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Now we know why they wear those huge baggy pants

Police of Daytona Beach, Florida, are looking for a man who stole 4 pairs of athletic shoes from a Marshalls store by shoving all 8 shoes into his pants.

Click Orlando reports, Nov. 28, 2012:

Daytona Beach police are searching for a man who they say was caught on video stealing four pairs of shoes from Marshalls by shoving them down his pants and walking out of the store.

According to a police report, the man walked into the Marshalls on International Speedway Boulevard on Nov. 11 and put the shoes in his shopping cart.

Daytona Beach police said the man then cut off the security sensors and put the shoes, valued at $160, inside his blue jeans.

Police said the man was walking out of the store when a loss prevention officer approached him. The man pulled the scraper out his pocket, however, and told the officer, “Come on, I’ll stick your a**,” according to the police report.

The man then drove away in a gold Mitsubishi car, police said.

The culprit was described as a black man with a shaven head, goatee and a tattoo on his left forearm, according to police. He was wearing a yellow shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the man is urged to call police.

To see the security video of the thief in action, click here.

This is a screenshot I took from the video of the split second when the security camera captured the face of the thief.

~Eowyn