Women – anti-Trumpers – Are Boycotting Ivanka Trump's Brand

And how many of these womyn boycotting Ivanka have supported Broaddrick, Jones or Wiley? Yeah, didn’t think so.
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From Cosmopolitan Magazine: Lindsey Ledford, a 29-year-old student at the University of Maryland-University College, is a self-described “Maxxinista” who shops at her local College Park, Maryland, T.J. Maxx at least three times per week. But about a week ago, her favorite store abruptly lost her business: Ledford was checking out a black blouse with a stripe down the center when, suddenly, she felt like her throat was closing and she couldn’t breathe.
 “My first thought was, Grab them by the pussy. We can do anything we want. Don’t even ask,” Ledford told Cosmopolitan.com.
The blouse was triggering traumatic flashbacks to physical abuse she’d suffered in the past, and to times she’d been grabbed or groped by men without her consent. “None of them ever asked how I felt, what I was thinking, or what I wanted. They didn’t wait,” she wrote in a flurry of tweets at T.J. Maxx after fleeing the store. “That is what ‘Trump’ means to me,” she told me: complete disregard for women and their bodies. “It doesn’t matter if Ivanka’s name is in front of it, or Donald’s.”

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Speaking of disregard for women…


Ledford is now one of a passionate group of women joining forces to boycott both the Ivanka Trump fashion and accessories brand and, unless they drop Ivanka’s line from stores, the retailers who carry it. The list includes T.J. Maxx, Amazon.com, Zappos, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, DSW, Macy’s, Marshall’s, and Saks Off Fifth. “As much as I love shopping at T.J. Maxx, I can’t stomach seeing that name front and center,” she said. “Supporting a brand — Trump — that condones sexual assault and makes excuses for it is wrong.” (Ledford also logged a complaint with a phone call to customer service; she said a rep politely listened and promised to pass along her feedback.)
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Shannon Coulter on a mission against Ivanka


The boycott was hatched on Twitter by Shannon Coulter, CEO of a boutique marketing agency in San Francisco, on October 10, in the wake of Trump’s now-infamous Access Hollywood tape; since then, Coulter’s tweets about the boycott, including tweets aimed at the retailers who carry Ivanka Trump products, have earned an estimated 1 million impressions on Twitter, according to her analytics report.
For a long stretch of the campaign, “[women] were ready to give Ivanka a pass because she’s his daughter and it’s hard to be objective about your dad. But the Trump tape just sent people over the edge,” Coulter told me. “I think [women] took particular offense, as I did, to the fact that Ivanka tries to make feminism a part of her brand but is standing by, as an official campaign surrogate, a guy who is an alleged serial sexual assaulter of women. The disconnect was too big. And they were ready to speak up about it and flex their consumer power about it.”
I'm sure this daughter can be objective about her father

A father and daughter who the proggies always give a pass


Though Ivanka insisted this week at a Fortune Most Powerful Women event: “I am not a surrogate. I’m a daughter,” the lines between Ivanka and her father’s incendiary politics have been blurred beyond recognition for some former fans and customers. Ivanka and her eponymous line are “inextricably tied to a movement that denigrates women,” Amy Andelora, a 52-year-old high school teacher in Mesa, Arizona, told me.
Days after the tape’s release, Andelora tweeted a plea to Neiman Marcus, asking the retailer to remove Ivanka’s line. She is also boycotting her favorite store, Nordstrom, where she says she formerly spent “hundreds of dollars per month,” because, similar to Ledford, she felt triggered by a pair of Ivanka shoes.
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“It’s a visceral response, when I see the name ‘Ivanka’ nestled inside a shoe,” she said. ”The man who assaulted me used almost exactly the method Donald Trump described in his conversation with Billy Bush. I can’t see a Trump-related label without remembering what happened to me three years ago in a house I couldn’t escape.
Though some customers are defecting, Ivanka Trump’s eponymous line — an estimated $100 million operation in the last fiscal year, according to a July report in Forbes — has thrived in spite of her father Donald Trump’s wildly controversial presidential campaign. (Trump has made damning comments about women, Mexican and Muslim immigrants, and Gold Star families, while Ivanka, an executive vice-president at the Trump Organization, has consistently defended him as a “feminist,” insisting she knows him to be different.) As a private company, the Ivanka Trump brand does not release sales or profit numbers. But an Ivanka Trump brand PR representative told Cosmopolitan.com that sales and revenue grew 37 percent over 2015.
“Over the past year many more women have discovered and become loyal to the brand, leading us to experience a significant year over year revenue growth,” said Abigail Klem, chief brand officer through the representative.
According to annual and quarterly reports by her licensing company GIII, sales at the Ivanka Trump brand grew $29.4 million over last year, and increased $11.8 million in the last six months. “Whether or not people are saying good things or bad things, her name is getting out there,” Madeline Hurley, a retail industry analyst at market research firm IBIS World, said. “She can’t really pay for the press that she’s getting.”
But for some, the fact that Ivanka’s business has appeared to profit from the exposure of the Trump campaign is all the more reason to boycott. “[Ivanka] is supporting one of the most offensive, sexist, racist, xenophobic human beings to ever run for president,” Ledford said. “She is making a buck off it.”
Though Ivanka said at this week’s Fortune event that she’s “always tried to maintain complete separation between [her brand] and the campaign,” Ledford and others point to what they feel is a notable example to the contrary: after introducing her father at the Republican National Convention (in a speech filled with traditionally Democratic policies like equal pay, paid leave and affordable childcare), Ivanka tweeted a Macys.com link to buy the blush-pink shift she was wearing from her collection with the line: “Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech.”
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Don’t you DARE inquire as to where to buy this dress…(at least it wasn’t blue!)


“Do I think it’s appropriate for her to tweet out a link to where you can buy the dress that she was wearing? No, definitely not,” said Dini von Mueffling, founder of an eponymous public relations and strategy agency in New York. “Instead of tweeting about her dress, I think the message that she should have put out there was how honored she was to be part of a moment in our nation’s history, and to be part of trying to improve the lives of Americans everywhere.”
Gloria Ratcliffe, once a faithful customer, threw out a pair of Ivanka Trump pumps after another of Ivanka’s high-profile campaign appearances — when she attended the second debate in support of her father, just days after the release of the now-infamous tape. Ratcliffe also decided against buying bridesmaids dresses for her spring wedding from Nordstrom, as well as shoes for the wedding party from DSW, because both carry the Ivanka Trump brand.
Some anti-hate attire for the wedding, perhaps?

Some anti-hate attire for Ratcliffe’s wedding, perhaps?


“My wedding is a day of love. I’m not going to wear clothes that represent hate,” Ratcliffe said. “[Trump] doesn’t respect women at all, and I’m not giving my money to people who are supporting him, because it’s going to inevitably end up in his pocket.” (Ivanka’s line is a sub-brand of the Trump Organization).
So far, none of the retailers who carry the Ivanka Trump brand have dropped the line in response to the boycott. Cosmopolitan.com reached out to 12 retailers; only two replied. A representative for Nordstrom said: “We have received some feedback from customers, though we don’t currently have plans to stop offering this brand.” (When asked about the nature of that feedback, the representative didn’t answer). Zappos declined to comment.
But Coulter and the women boycotting Ivanka’s brand aren’t giving up. Ledford, for instance, is still steering clear of T.J. Maxx: In addition to voting for Hillary Clinton and donating to her campaign, Ledford feels the boycott is another way of taking concrete political action. It’s “something I can do to say ‘enough is enough,’” she says. “I can not give my money to them.”
Coulter continues tweeting, every day, multiple times per day, and calling retailer customer service lines to complain about the Ivanka brand. She says she has received backlash for the boycott on Twitter — some men, in particular, argue that Ivanka shouldn’t be held accountable because they believe she’s being manipulated by PR people or by her father.
“I don’t think that’s true,” Coulter said. “She’s the head of an international, $100 million dollar a year brand. She’s sophisticated. I think she’s smarter than Donald Trump. Part of why I started the boycott is because I respect her as a businesswoman. We should hold her to a higher standard.
And just how many liberal women were triggered by this?

Exit question: How many liberal women were triggered by this fine example of a “higher standard?”


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Dr. Eowyn
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Excellent post, DCG!
Ladies, here’s the Ivanka Trump label online: https://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fts=ivanka+trump+clothing%3Futm_source%3Dyahoo
Contrary to what I’d thought, her line is not expensive, but moderately priced.

Doc's Wife
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Doc's Wife

I was not really looking for a coat last week when I saw a very stylish maroon one at Marshall’s. Tried it on and found it to be very flattering and quite comfortable. I hate bulky coats. Turned out that it was by Ivanka Trump. Will proudly wear it. Her shoes, on the other hand are quite stiff.

youknowwho.
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youknowwho.

Good. I like most of the stores she’s boycotting (or girlcotting) so now I can shop there without being subjected to at least 1 libtard.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

these females are nauseatingly and willfully ignorant…I believe they are possessed by demons. They need to embrace Jesus and get their souls and minds cleansed from all the evil that has corrupted them.
also, once they have embraced Jesus as their Lord and Savior and sought forgiveness, they cannot pick and choose what they will follow with Jesus; they are either for Christ or against…not lukewarm. there is no such thing as a progressive christian…it’s an oxymoron.

lynnmccrann
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lynnmccrann

If the stores stop using her brands then I stop shopping in their stores. Wonder how many of these stores are playing the transgender game of allowing men to use women’s private areas? Also wonder how many of the feminists object to that crap.This junk has gone fare enough.

Dan
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Dan

The red flags should fly when a stalking horse for the DNC like Cosmopolitan makes thinly veiled threats against those retailers named, based on a survey of a few rabid Hillary partisans. The chances some hack writer for Cosmopolitan would be in touch with a student from Maryland (Ledford), a teacher from Arizona (Andalora), some marketing nobody from SF (Coulter), and a woman who sees her upcoming wedding in political terms (Radcliffe) in any other way than through Democratic activist circles is effectively zero. You’d think Cosmopolitan’s readers, shallow as they are, would realize that using the opinion of women… Read more »

lynnmccrann
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lynnmccrann

Where were these women of this ilk when Hillary was protecting her sleeezball hubby when he was voicing his defense of the accusations of women who were more than touched but actually raped. Oh forgot, his defense was the answer, ‘it all depends on what “IS’ is? Hillary (I suspect she may well be a lesbian herself) even joined in the attacks upon those women. Except for the analogy I might make to Bonnie and Clyde (the Clinton’s don’t fire guns) this team is a perfect copy. I find it humorous that, except for a few presidents since the 30’s,… Read more »

Mithera
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Mithera

You forgot to mention that Shannon Coulter is a retard. Personally I find female retards even more depressing than their male counterparts. And unfortunately …the “femtards” seem to be increasing in number.

lynnmccrann
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lynnmccrann

And Mithera, many of us are smarter and getting more so.

ufferndan
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TY for the link, Dr. Eowyn. One can never have enough shoes, boots, or classically styled clothing. And, as you say, modestly priced. It’s time for an on-line shopping spree, and a visit to TJMaax. These silly faux-females boycotting Ivanka’s line must have deep-seated psychological issues.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

or maybe they’re just jealous because they don’t look like her or have her background…seems like class vs trash to me.

ufferndan
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They are trying to destroy the success they covet. but can never achieve. I agree with you.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

What did Ivanka ever do to any of them besides providing a good product for a fair price? They are ignorantly trying to declare Ivanka guilty by association. From what I have seen of them, they couldn’t wear her clothes anyway, they are too masculine and couldn’t pull it off with class.
I guess they forget what happened to Macy’s when they pulled Donald’s brand off their shelves.
Ivanka could lose her brand tomorrow,and still never have to work a day, but these slugs wouldn’t understand a hard working woman like Ivanka.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

I wonder what will the obama girls’ legacy be after they grow up?…somehow I don’t think it will be a classy clothing line and chelsea is just a parasite…
trump has his kids working and that’s more than I can say for any of these (progress)ives.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Who knows Mom, maybe they will send them back from where they came, since they game is over and they are no longer needed.
I expect they will use the affirmative action Schlick to get what they want from here on out. Or become a grifter, like grandma.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

they are all a bunch of users because they exalt themselves…pleasures on earth are nothing compared to treasures in heaven

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

MomOfIV . . . you have made the most astute observation . . . his children are smart enough and talented enough that they are gainfully employed. At this point in time, not doubt Chelsea is sucking off the Clinton Foundation–hardly a resume builder. Time will tell regarding the Obama girls, judging from their father, who really has not accomplished a lot on his own, I am not expecting anything compared to Ivanka Trump.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

it definitely shows a lot of character when one has the means and instead of one living off those means, they create their own way.
I applaud trump and his family for their work ethics…the progressives and their spawn are just a bunch of leeches.

TPR
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TPR

If they are “triggered” by the name Trump, they better start packing to move far away into a cave somewhere because soon, the Trump name will be everywhere when Trump is President, lol. Ladies, Ladies, if you don’t like Trump, don’t buy his ties. But what did Ivanka ever do to you? As Glenn47 said, they are applying “guilt by association.” Silly Drama Queens. Go drown your sorrows by sticking your face into that feminazi rag Cosmo. Does Allred have stock in Cosmo? It was probably her idea to rouse up some women to attack Ivanka as a roundabout way… Read more »