Nordstrom Drops Ivanka Trump's Line

Please reward Nordstrom's. They have issued a statement announcing they will no longer carry Ivanka Trump's line. (They say poor sales, but it's big on the Trump boycott list.)

Thank you Nordstrom.

Maybe Ralph Lauren's recently departed CEO should have done the same, instead of sending Melania the powder blue Jackie lookalike outfit. Lauren's stock dropped big following the departure announcement.

I'm not on a computer I can search for the links, just search Google news.

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    Here is a boycott list... (5.00 / 4) (#1)
    by desertswine on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 02:28:17 PM EST
    from a group called Grab Your Wallet in case anyone was looking.

    To all the haters and losers out there (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 02:57:15 PM EST
    Hating and losing so badly you don't know what to do :)

    Keep up the good work

    Reports that in addition to... (5.00 / 1) (#31)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Feb 08, 2017 at 08:24:55 AM EST
    NM and Nordie's, Belk, Jet, ShopStyle and the Home Shopping Network have stopped selling Trump's cheap, made in China crap.  

    You know things are bad when the Home Shopping Network won't hawk your "fashion".  

    everyone (none / 0) (#3)
    by linea on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 08:54:06 PM EST
    knows how i feel.

    to me, it seems petty to boycott retailers of ivanka shoes because you dont like her father's politics. but that's just how i feel. i do believe nordstrom discontinued her shoes because of sales. i looked and didnt find anything i wanted. ivanka doesnt feel to me to be a particularly creative or inspired person. but then, she never had a lemonaid stand as a child (an amused reference to her autobiography).

    She's not Barron ... (5.00 / 5) (#5)
    by Erehwon on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 10:23:40 PM EST
    She was active in the campaign as a surrogate, adviser and even attended meetings with foreign leaders. One should keep one's sympathies for those are deserve it.

    It's not just because (5.00 / 4) (#6)
    by Yman on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 10:29:23 PM EST
    ... of her father's politics,  but the fact that she's played an active role in his campaign and now his presidency.   She's an enabler.  Boycotting any and all of the Trump businesses is anything but petty.

    BTW - Didn't you previously post a link to shoes of hers that you loved?  You said you didn't like people criticizing her because she was "posh", and - most recently - said you would "die to be Ivanka".


    I Love It (5.00 / 3) (#10)
    by FlJoe on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 06:58:59 AM EST
    When the apologists start whining when their precious "free market" turns around and bites them in the ass.

    i like both her (none / 0) (#7)
    by linea on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 10:41:43 PM EST
    and chelsea clinton. so what?

    That's nice (5.00 / 5) (#9)
    by Yman on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 06:32:32 AM EST
    1.  Chelsea didn't do what Ivanka did.

    2.  I tend to place a higher value on someone's actions, as opposed to giving a lot of weight to a rich girl who wears nice clothes.

    i dont feel (5.00 / 1) (#25)
    by linea on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 03:23:36 PM EST
    im required to hate melania or ivanka. i dont want to join your "mean girls" club.

    Who says you're required to? (5.00 / 4) (#27)
    by Yman on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 04:03:36 PM EST
    Continue to like/envy her for all the superficial reasons you value.

    I don't like Ivanka's politics (5.00 / 4) (#8)
    by Towanda on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 12:49:11 AM EST
    so your argument is negated.

    She is not a little girl, y'know, even if you fall for that look that she cultivates.  She is an adult, and her actions have consequences.


    Actually she did (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by Nemi on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 07:32:57 AM EST
    ... she never had a lemonaid stand as a child ...

    and not in any way "amusing" how: Ivanka Trump's Terrible Book Helps Explain the Trump-Family Ethos:

    When Ivanka was a kid, she got frustrated because she couldn't set up a lemonade stand in Trump Tower. "We had no such advantages," she writes, meaning, in this case, an ordinary home on an ordinary street. She and her brothers finally tried to sell lemonade at their summer place in Connecticut, but their neighborhood was so ritzy that there was no foot traffic. "As good fortune would have it, we had a bodyguard that summer," she writes. They persuaded their bodyguard to buy lemonade, and then their driver, and then the maids, who "dug deep for their spare change." The lesson, she says, is that the kids "made the best of a bad situation." In another early business story, she and her brothers made fake Native American arrowheads, buried them in the woods, dug them up while playing with their friends, and sold the arrowheads to their friends for five dollars each.

    Grifters the lot it seems ... from an early age at that.


    I think the lesson is ... (5.00 / 4) (#12)
    by Yman on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 07:53:27 AM EST
    ... that it's pretty easy to "make the best of a bad situation" when you have servants to help you out.




    Sorry to see Zappos (none / 0) (#4)
    by fishcamp on Fri Feb 03, 2017 at 09:35:18 PM EST
    is on the Grab your Wallet list.  They have every size of all models of Levi's, including odd 33" and 35" waist.  My old ones didn't fit, ha, so I needed a couple of pair to go to Aspen by Thursday.  They didn't have any fast shipping place, so I called and they put me into their VIP category  with free overnight shipping forever.  They're not a bargain place, but when you live in the jungle, and go to the mountains, you will be happy to pay.  

    Glad to see you're still wearing Levis (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 11:20:45 AM EST
    I still have childhood nightmares about sansabelts...

    What irked me (none / 0) (#13)
    by Nemi on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 07:56:25 AM EST
    about her having Ralph Lauren design her 'inauguration outfit', was that it seemed to be a continuation of Melania Trump's tendency to plagiarize: Ralph Lauren designed -- among many! -- all of Hillary Clinton's 'debate outfits', the red, the blue, the white.

    And I guess it makes me kind of petty bringing up that the white suits on Donald Trump's daughters at the inauguration also rubbed me the wrong way? I mean it's not like any one woman can momopolize wearing white, right ...

    To me (none / 0) (#14)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 10:38:01 AM EST
    everything from conservatives these days says copy somebody. Melania copy Jackie Kennedy. Let's update some of the policies from the third reich.

    Of course Nordstrom's decision was (none / 0) (#15)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 11:02:48 AM EST
    based on politics.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    Besides, they will lose very little business from the group of people who voted for Trump. The "great unwashed" just can't afford to shop there.

    Nordstrom stock closed in a sharp drop to $42.88 on Thursday, after the announcement, but regained a buck and two cents at Friday's close. It has bucked the overall market trend and lost right at $5.00 since 1/4/17 and right at $18.00 since their 3 month high of $61.49 on 12/8/16. I would guess that the market was responding to retail merchandisers poor holiday expectations, not fearing a boycott from the Left.

    Stock Price

    Seattle Times

    Besides, a little, "We're with you," to juice the stock isn't a bad strategy. But that usually doesn't work lomg term and all the "big store" corps will soon have to buckle down and face their real problem. Supply out pacing demand and a distribution system totally changed by the Internet,

    Has Ivanka, with her great affection (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by jondee on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 11:30:07 AM EST
    for the common man, come out with a line so that "the great unwashed" can feel pretty without going broke?

    You keep coming out with these cooked numbers in order to prove that Everyone who dares to boycott a Trump immediately suffers for their insolence.

    Of course, if you heard on talk radio it Has to be true. I mean, they were the one's who first broke the Bowling Green Massacre story..


    jondee, I do have awesome powers ;-) (none / 0) (#22)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 01:57:29 PM EST
    But even I haven't the power to cook the DJIA.

    And you must have missed:

    I would guess that the market was responding to retail merchandisers poor holiday expectations, not fearing a boycott from the Left.

    Try reading the Seattle Times link. And if you look at the numbers it appears that the market was correct in expecting bad news.

    Repack - Of course boycott's can work and who didn't know that Ivanka's base was upmarket millennial females?

    The interesting thing is that Nordstrom's stock price dropped sharply on Thursday's announcement before climbing back to about where it was. So it appears that the market doesn't see any great impact one way or the other. And I repeat. Nordstrom is not a store supported by folks making $40k or so. So any boycott effect by them will be none to small.

    The real question is this. Given no immediate stock price improvement, why make a move that is guaranteed to be controversial? Most business managers understand "First do no harm."


    At this point, Jim (5.00 / 1) (#23)
    by jondee on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 02:09:42 PM EST
    I'll never expect you to wrap your mind around the idea that Anyone could do anything for reasons other than personal gain.

    Apparently beliefs and principles are only for Sunday-go-to-meetin' time, and every other day is for grabbing as much as you can as quickly as you can.

    Don't make sense to mix business and ideals.


    Actually a business doing something (none / 0) (#26)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 03:59:12 PM EST
    in the expectation that it will increase sales and profits is the epitome of doing something for personal gain.

    And that is why Nordstrom did what they did.

    Personal gain.


    Yet they are reliant (none / 0) (#29)
    by jondee on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 04:12:19 PM EST
    on people who make shopping decisions based on considerations other than personal gain.

    Forcing business geniuses like you to factor in other variables into your equations of success.


    This should destroy the meme (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by Repack Rider on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 11:51:44 AM EST
    ...that protest doesn't work.

    Uber CEO  Travis Kalanick quits Tr*mp's business advisory council after hashtag #DeleteUber goes viral and business plummets.

    Nordstrom's decision was based on politics.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    Customers can make marketing decisions based on politics also, and anyone aligned with Tr*mp publicly will see business suffer.  Conservatives are all for the free market as long as long as it favors them, but they cry bitter tears when it doesn't.

    [Nordstrom's] will lose very little business from the group of people who voted for Trump. The "great unwashed" just can't afford to shop there.

    Whom do you suppose Ivanka was marketing to at Nordstrom's then?  Democrats who are all on food stamps and welfare and wanting the government to support them?  If your theory is correct, Republicans who didn't vote for Tr*mp are the only customer base.


    For a Tea Partyite (4.83 / 6) (#19)
    by Towanda on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 01:00:05 PM EST
    You must have missed class that day in grade school when the rest of us learned that the original Tea Party was part of a boycott by the colonies.

    And although Sam Adams and his rebellious boyos got all of the attention, more effective were colonial women's boycotts of not only their beloved tea, which they replacd by creating concoctions from good 'ol American herbs and roots and berries but also their boycotts. of British clothing and similar goods, such as comfy wool and linen, as colonial women did the hard work of hauling out their grandmas' spinning wheels to make cloth and clothing from good ol' scratchy American homespun.  

    So, this rebelious boycott of Actual First Lady Ivanka's clothing line is only the latest in a great American tradition by true patriots, unlike yout treasonous slaves to Trumpian consumerism.

    Or look at it this way: The Revolutionary Era boycotts really were a rebellion against the high taxes on foreign aka British goods.  And according to you Trumpians, it's okay and even all-American to boycott foreign goods -- and to avoid taxes.


    In grade school I learned (none / 0) (#20)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 01:11:09 PM EST
    to read carefully.

    You must have missed:

    Nothing wrong with that.

    Nothing wrong with that (5.00 / 4) (#21)
    by jondee on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 01:34:38 PM EST
    yet there seemed to be just enough wrong for you to take bandwidth-wasting umbrage on behalf of "the great unwashed" that the Trump's have dedicated their lives to assisting.

    You think that we don't know (none / 0) (#24)
    by Towanda on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 03:05:06 PM EST
    that you don't mean it.



    I think you were so anxious to disagree (1.00 / 1) (#28)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Feb 04, 2017 at 04:05:20 PM EST
    that didn't read.

    You assumed.

    But enough on this subject and thanks for proving once again that you demand absolute agreement on all subjects thus making compromise and progress impossible.


    Et tu, Macy's? (none / 0) (#30)
    by Yman on Mon Feb 06, 2017 at 04:45:14 PM EST
    Macy's under pressure to drop Ivanka Trump's lines after Nordstrom's and Neiman Marcus drop them.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cosmetics, by the Trump Wimmenfolk, (none / 0) (#32)
    by KeysDan on Wed Feb 08, 2017 at 02:03:29 PM EST
    Scintillating Fragarance, Emoluments Forever; and alluring eye shadow, Bowling Green Mascara.  Available at retail stores everywhere, if you hurry (does not include Nordstrom's). Or, order on-line, at whitehouse.gov.

    I call my own shots... (none / 0) (#33)
    by kdog on Wed Feb 08, 2017 at 03:00:50 PM EST
    and brand my own products, largely banked on the manipulation of misdirected hate.  Everybody buys this.