Technology The Trump Brand Is Hurting. Just Ask Ivanka.

12:21  25 july  2018
12:21  25 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Ivanka Trump brand dropped by Hudson Bay in Canada

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In her first television interview post election, Ivanka was asked if she thinks her father's campaign has hurt the Trump brand . The newly named First Daughter answered, "I don't think it matters. This is so much more important.

In the piece, published the day after her departure from India, a spokesperson for Tory Burch pointed out that the brand did not work with Ivanka Trump at all. I asked if that extended to her relationship with her parents, and the classmate told me, “It was just a very different kind of love.”

That didn’t go well.© Photographer: Drew Angerer/Getty Images That didn’t go well.

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The "aize slingback kitten heels" ($125) and the "starburst dress" ($128) won't be available much longer. The "ketty sandals" ($99), the "lapis stud earrings" ($25) and the discounted ($109) "classic blazer" will also go to the fashion graveyard. That's because Ivanka Trump has decided to shutter her namesake apparel and accessories business, about 18 months after her father's inauguration made her an influential White House figure and globetrotting quasi-diplomat.

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Ask Wonket. They're not dropping her clothing line because they're trying to hurt Ivanka 's feelings, they're dropping it because it does not sell. And you don't need to take these stores' word for that -- just look at the Ivanka Trump page on the Lord and Taylor website.

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The New York Post and the Wall Street Journal both disclosed Ivanka's decision on Tuesday afternoon, with the Post quoting an insider as saying that her company "just never recovered since she stepped away."

There's the rub, though. Ivanka didn't really step away, just as President Donald Trump has chosen to remain in the orbit of his namesake venture, the Trump Organization. Trump's eldest sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, are running that business day-to-day, but they still consult with their father about the company's prospects and share financial information with him.

The Trumps have spoken occasionally about their respect for good government and their desire to avoid financial conflicts-of-interest given that the paterfamilias is now the most powerful man on the planet. In practice, the Trumps have all played fast and loose with their relationships to their businesses, and Ivanka hasn't been an exception.

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When reached for comment, the Ivanka Trump brand denied that DSW is dropping its brand . DSW did not respond to a request for comment. Shoes have always been an integral part of the Ivanka Trump business, one that Ivanka herself has called “incredibly important.”

Ask E. Jean. Ivanka Trump has made a name for herself selling clothing, shoes, accessories, and kids' products aimed at working moms. Status: Confirmed on February 3 it had cut ties with Ivanka 's brand , "based on the brand 's performance."

Sure, Ivanka hired someone else to run her company when she went to Washington. But she remained a beneficiary of whatever financial success her firm enjoyed after she departed. It would have been simpler and more ethical for her to have sold the business the moment her father was elected.

Shortly after the election, Ivanka appeared on "60 Minutes" while wearing a bracelet marketed by her business. Her company put out a "style alert" the next day featuring a photo from her TV appearance and noting that Ivanka was “wearing her favorite bangle from the Metropolis Collection on ‘60 Minutes.’” Critics said Ivanka was trying to make hay off of her father's election; her company apologized and blamed the incident on a zealous employee.

That incident wasn't a one-off, however. During the presidential campaign, Ivanka's company marketed one of her dresses as similar to one that she wore during a speech at the Republican National Convention.

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Wonkblog. ‘I don’t want that name in my closet’: How Trump ’s campaign is hurting Ivanka ’s clothing line. “ Ivanka ’s brand does not appear to have suffered the same fate as her father’s,” said Brand Keys [Donald Trump just argued that sexual harassment victims should fix their own problems].

Every time Trump does something which might hurt his daughter’s reputation among the New York liberals from her social set, reports in the media from As Ivanka ’s clothing brand is intertwined with her personal brand , that would suggest her stock among Democrats seems to be going up.

However entrepreneurial and opportunistic Ivanka might have been in deciding to hang on to her business, it ended up presenting her with some problems she may not have expected.

Last week, while Ivanka was promoting her father's "Pledge to America’s Workers" by calling "upon the private sector and industry leaders to do their part and invest in the advancement of our current and future workforce," a nettlesome issue arose: Would Ivanka's company, which uses overseas workers to make her nifty garments and doo-dads, repatriate her company's jobs?

While Ivanka never addressed that question, she was asked by a reporter last weekend whether "the Trump Organization might sign the pledge too?" She responded that she thought it was a "great idea" but that she would "recuse” herself “from calling them." (The president's Palm Beach business, the Mar-a-Lago club, recently sought permission from the Labor Department to hire 78 overseas workers as cooks, waiters and housekeeping staff, so maybe the Trump Organization won't be signing the pledge anytime soon.)

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"It's just a basic human decency thing." But Coulter has no qualms about targeting Ivanka Trump . "If you align yourself with highly divisive figures, It's going to hurt your brand . It's not rocket science," says Coulter, who runs a boutique marketing agency.

Just look to last weekend’s #deleteUber campaign or the backlash against Taylor Gourmet founder Casey Patten’s meeting at the White House. For a spell, she was able to thread fashion with politics: Fashion critics praised the 8 pale, pink Ivanka Trump - brand shift dress she wore at the

The Trumps might be suffering through a bit of unexpected branddamage, too — and that, as much as anything else, may have convinced Ivanka to close shop. The Post reported that since Trump's inauguration, Ivanka's apparel and accessories line has been dropped by a number of major retailers, including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Jet.com and Hudson Bay.

Her father isn't immune; his company has struggled to expand its footprint with Mr. Trump in the White House. His golf courseoperations in Scotland, for example, have drawn the ire of some of the locals in places like Aberdeen. “Critics argue that Trump is now an ‘international pariah’ with a brand so toxic it can only damage the reputation of Aberdeenshire,” the Herald, a Scottish newspaper, noted recently.

The Journal said that Ivanka's business, launched in 2014, saw sales jump during the 2016 election before encountering damaging consumer boycotts after that.

Ivanka, or someone with knowledge of her thinking, also told the Journal that she had grown "frustrated by the restrictions placed" on her company to "avoid possible conflicts of interest." I get that. After all, in January 2017 her company had to drop a distribution deal in Japan that involved a partnership with a Japanese company with ties to the Japanese government. Not being able to capitalize on your father’s political and government connections can make it harder to do business.  (Even when Ivanka has appeared to successfully capitalize on her connections, by winning trademark coups in countries such as China and the Philippines, for example, she's still called out for conflicts in a way that might make any conscientious businessperson uncomfortable.)

So Ivanka is finally moving on, but she'll continue to bring her myriad talents to the White House.

"I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business," she told the Post. "But I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington, so making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners."

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