Ivanka Trump Closes Her Namesake Fashion Brand, Brags About Success, Chains Drop Her Products
President Donald Trump’s daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump is closing her fashion brand, which has been dropped from large chain stores.
Business Insider reports that Ivanka’s shoes, purses, clothes and accessories have been cut by Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Jet.com, DSW, Shoes.com, Belk, ShopStyle and Gilt.
More recently, Ivanka’s products were dropped by the Canadian chain Hudson Bay.
Ivanka released a statement to Page Six:
When we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would achieve. After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, 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.
Ivanka separated herself from her business in April 2017 when she became a senior advisor to the president despite her complete lack of experience in government.
Abigail Klem, who took over as president of Ivanka’s brand, told its 18 employees that the company would be closing.
The Wall Street Journal notes Ivanka wanted to avoid possible conflicts of interest while serving in the White House, especially when her company won numerous licensing approvals in foreign countries:
In January 2017, the company said it wouldn’t proceed with a distribution deal with Sanei International that would bring the brand to Japan, after learning that Sanei had ties to the Japanese government, according to a letter from Ms. Klem to the House Judiciary Committee.