Ivanka Trump’s jewelry and clothing has been dropped from luxury brands Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom amid boycotts and concerns over a conflict of interest.
On Friday, Feb. 3, Neiman Marcus’ website showed no search results for President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter’s jewelry line. Racked spoke to a sales associate at the store’s Garden State Plaza location in New Jersey, who confirmed the jewelry is no longer being sold in that store.
A spokesperson for the brand didn’t explicitly confirm if Trump’s line was pulled from all of its stores to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Neiman Marcus has a very small Ivanka Trump precious jewelry business, which is comprised 100 percent of consigned merchandise [merchandise owned by the vendor],” the spokesperson said. “Based on productivity, we continuously assess whether our brands are carried in stores, on our website or both.”
The news of Nordstrom ending the sale of Trump’s brand broke a day earlier on Thursday, Feb. 2. The Seattle-based chain made the decision based on poor sales, according to Racked, and not Trump’s status as the president’s daughter. The company annually drops 10 percent of its brands that reflect lack of purchases.
“We’ve said all along we make buying decisions based on performance,” a Nordstrom spokesperson told the fashion website. “In this case, based on the brand’s performance, we’ve decided not to buy it for this season.”
The #GrabYourWallet campaign launched in October as a boycott against retailers that do business with President Trump and anyone he associates with. One of the movement’s founders, Shannon Coulter, told Racked Nordstrom had shown a dramatic decrease in Ivanka Trump products on their website. Coulter deemed the change a success for the campaign.
“I am absolutely thrilled, and I know the vast majority of Grab Your Wallet participants will be as well,” she told Bloomberg.
When a customer wrote an open letter to Nordstrom in November regarding their business with Ivanka, they responded by saying they aren’t making a political statement by housing her apparel.
our customers can make choices about what they purchase based on personal views & we'll continue to give them options. (2/2)
— Nordstrom (@Nordstrom) November 2, 2016