By Vanessa Friedman The New York Times Wed., July 25, 2018 So the Ivanka Trump brand is over: kaput, shutting down, soon to be no more. Really? Do not be silly. The Ivanka Trump brand is alive and well and working in the West Wing as a special adviser to President Donald Trump. It is the Ivanka Trump fashion line that is closing, as announced Tuesday by the first daughter. The one was only ever a shadow expression of the other — or rather, a homage of sorts to what she liked to wear. Which was exactly the problem. The company was based on the premise that there was a group of women who would want to buy, with hard dollars and cents, the image Ivanka Trump herself was selling to the world. The one she disseminated so relentlessly via guest appearances on her father’s television show and stories in Vogue and books and on her own Instagram page: Herself as the glassy blond embodiment of the woman who had it all — a big job, family, a perfect blow out, … [Read more...] about The Ivanka Trump brand isn’t quite dead yet
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Ivanka Trump‘s fashion company announced on Tuesday that it would be shutting down. “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,” she said in a statement. Here is a look back at her fashion business career. Ivanka Trump’s fashion label is closing up shop. On Tuesday, the first daughter and White House adviser informed fans that she would be closing down her business of seven years to focus on her work in Washington. “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,” she said in a statement. “So making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners.” Abigail Klem, who took over as president … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump’s fashion company is shutting down. Here’s the full story of the first daughter’s business from its founding to the end.
NEW YORK: Ivanka Trump announced on Tuesday (Jul 24) that she was closing her eponymous fashion brand, following a firestorm of criticism about potential conflicts of interests and flagging sales fuelled by a political backlash.The 36-year-old, who has been frequently photographed stepping out of her Washington villa wearing shoes from her namesake label, stepped away from the company in 2017 before moving to Washington to work as an advisor to her father, President Donald Trump.While the clothing, footwear and accessories brand experienced a surge in sales in 2016, the year that Trump won the presidency, the label suffered a backlash after he took office, and had been axed by a growing number of retail chains.The mother-of-three, who with husband Jared Kushner made at least US$82 million last year, is unpaid for her White House work but has faced sustained criticism about possible conflicts of interest with her business.In January 2017, she announced before moving to Washington … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump announces closure of namesake fashion brand
caption TJ Maxx and Ross Stores are know for their “treasure hunt’ shopping experience. source Business Insider/Mary Hanbury Discount stores such as TJ Maxx and Ross Stores are known for being one of the few bright spots in retail. The two chains have a similar offering, selling well-known brands at 20-60% less than regular stores and offering customers a bargain-hunt shopping experience. Here’s how the shopping experience at TJ Maxx and Ross Stores compares. The American retail industry isn’t dying – it’s divided. According to a survey by management-consultancy firm Deloitte, the most successful areas of retail are currently at the two extremes of of the spectrum: high-end and price-conscious stores. Stores that are trying to follow a “jack-of-all-trades” model are missing out. The survey of 2,000 people showed that only 20% of consumers were better … [Read more...] about We shopped at Ross Stores and TJ Maxx to see which was a better store — and the winner was clear
By Jason Wilson Special to the Washington Post Sun., April 1, 2018 It’s just after dark in Vancouver’s downtown financial district, on a chilly autumn evening, and I’m gazing up at the twisting, triangular, neo-futurist Trump International Hotel & Tower, rising 63 storeys and 188 metres into the air. If you’re impressed by tall things, the Trump tower is pretty tall. But then I glance across West Georgia St., at the Living Shangri-La tower, rising 62 storeys but standing 200 metres tall. Which means that the Living Shangri-La is the tallest building here. For someone like Donald Trump who is obsessed with superlatives, it must be tough to have your name emblazoned on the second-tallest building in Vancouver. From where I stand, the Trump International Hotel & Tower is not particularly welcoming. It’s 7:30 p.m., but I see very few lights on the higher floors, and I wonder who lives in the darkened condominiums in the upper parts of … [Read more...] about What I learned by eating, drinking and sleeping at Trump resorts from Vancouver to Scotland