Friday, 18 November 2016

Anti Trump continues: Ivanka's clothing line dropped from major stores


 

Firms and retailers have started boycotting Ivanka Trump's clothing line by dropping it from their shelves.
They have decided to ditch the Donald Trump's daughter's brand under the growing pressure of the anti-Trump boycott.

Shoes.com, a Canadian online shoe store, became the first retailer to announce it was dropping Ivanka Trump's shoe line last week, after the GrabYourWallet campaign was launched.
 
Shannon Coulter kicked off the boycott on October 11, a reference to Trump's now famous 'grab them by the p***y' remark from the audio tape and numerous allegations of sexual assault by the president-elect.
 
Since then, she has been joined by a growing group of women who are boycotting Ivanka's eponymous line of clothing, jewelry, perfume and accessories over her support for her father. 
They have also called on the stores that carry the brand - including Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's and Macy's - to stop selling her items. 
Retailers who refuse to dump the brand, have also joined the list of boycotted companies.
 
And it seems the boycott is beginning to bite.
Last week, Shoes.com became the first firm to announce that it was removing Ivanka Trump products.While the official reason given for dropping the brand was that, 'they were not selling well,' on Twitter Shoes.com responded to the #GrabYourWallet boycotters, saying that it had heard their voices.

'We understand and your voices have been heard. We have removed the products from our website,' Shoes.com tweeted on November 12.
 
'We want to support our customers and make sure than can continue to stand tall.'
Interestingly, those tweets have since been deleted, but Ivanka's line has not returned to Shoes.com.
Coulter also tweeted that furniture and interior store Bellacor had quietly removed all of its Trump products after the company was added to the boycott list.
 
Yet while some retailers appear to have been swayed by #GrabYourWallet, others have refused to bow down to the pressure of the campaign.
 
Dailymail gathered that earlier this month Nordstrom responded, saying it has no plans to pull the brand and they will continue to allow customers 'choices about what they purchase based on personal views.'
'We hope that offering a vendor's products isn't misunderstood as us taking a political position; we're not. We recognize,' a spokesman added in a tweet.

 


 

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