First daughter problems

Ivanka Trump slapped with major class-action lawsuit for ‘unfair competition’

What comes up must always come down.

Fresh off the heels of her brand’s record-breaking sales month of February, Ivanka Trump’s company was just slapped with a major class-action “unfair competition” lawsuit.

In case you need a recap: The first daugther’s lifestyle brand took a major nosedive in January. It all started when Nordstrom announced it would not be renewing its contract with Ivanka. Neiman Marcus, Gilt, and ShopStyle quickly followed suit. Meanwhile, TJMaxx and Marshalls instructed employees to trash all Ivanka Trump signage and mix her merchandise into the racks. And Sears and Kmart said they would be removing over 30 Trump-branded home products from its websites. In a matter of weeks, Ivanka’s brand appeared to be all but dead.

Then Donald Trump used his tiny hands to send the following tweet:

That was followed by Kellyanne Conway going on national television to urge Americans to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff!”

And then, magically, sales were back up. Way up. Way, way up. Like 207% up, according to one market research firm. The company’s president, Abigail Klem, who took over for Ivanka after she moved to Washington, D.C. in January, said February 2017 showed “some of the best performing weeks in the history of the brand.”

Related: Wait, what?! Ivanka Trump laughs her way to the bank as her brand’s sales skyrocket

Well, all that may be about to come crashing back down again.

A class-action lawsuit claiming Ivanka’s brand gets an unfair advantage because of her association with the current president of the United States was just filed in California.

Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC) says Ivanka Trump Marks, LLC gained an unfair advantage over other retailers “from Donald J. Trump being the President of the United States and from Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared, working for the President of the United States.”

It specifically mentions the insane boost in sales after Donald and Kellyanne used their government positions to promote the first daughter’s crappy clothes made by poor factory workers in third world countries.

“As a result of their unlawful acts, defendants have reaped and continued to reap unfair benefits … at the expense of MAC and the class it seeks to represent, the lawsuit claims.

MAC is seeking unspecified damages on behalf of several California-based women’s clothing retailers, as well as a restraining order that restricts Ivanka’s line from being sold anywhere in California.

Hmmm. Good luck with that, guys.

Related: Hilarious Kellyanne Conway “buy Ivanka’s stuff” memes are blowing up the Internet

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59 Comments

  • Giancarlo85

    I mistakenly posted a comment under the Katy Perry article regarding the orange emperor. This lawsuit is the least of their problems. Donald is now under an active FBI investigation into direct collusion between his campaign and Russia. Game over!

    • Low Country Boy

      I hope what you say is true, but I have a feeling it is not going to be that simple. With the GOP controlling Congress, all bets are off.

    • Giancarlo85

      At this point, it appears Trump is losing his allies fast just like Nixon did. And Republicans only narrowly control Congress. they don’t have much leeway.

      After Trump’s idiotic outburst on Twitter regarding Obama, this may be Comey saving face. An independent prosecutor could be appointed and republicans may be forced to act. Especially those in swing districts when it comes to elections. Susan Collins, for example, may be one of them.

    • Low Country Boy

      I like your analysis and supporting points. The midterms will, indeed, be the bellwether.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      The GOP’s reputation is irreparably damaged.

  • DCguy

    And I’m sure the Log Cabin trolls will be in here to attack an AMERICAN Clothing group and defend Ivanka’s importation of Chinese made products after attaching her label onto them.

    Then of course they’ll tell us how pro-lgbt the GOP is because they hate Muslims and will make a vague reference to Clinton.

    Did I miss anything?

    • Low Country Boy

      I think that pretty much sums it up. Oh, yeah, Trump has the worst approval ratings, even among GOP voters, than any president since they started approval ratings. He’s just pissing everyone off, and reaping the rewards in the process. So how much are taxpayers being charged to the Secret Service to stay down at his resort in Florida EVERY EFFING weekend and for renting out space at Trump Tower to guard his wife and kid, who do not want to live in Washington? This is not original to me, but Trump is the American equivalent to Marie Antionette: Everyone has to institute austerity measures (the least likely to do so in our society), while he continues he lavish spending at our expense.

    • BriBri

      How do you circumcise a Muslim? Kick DCGUY in the chin.

    • DCguy

      Oh look, BriBri the troll is SO vacant and sad that I LITERALLY posted that the trolls would come on with comments about muslims and what did he post?

      Nice try you anti-lgbt troll. Now go cash your troll check before the value of the ruble falls

    • scotshot

      @LowCountryBoy

      If I remember correctly it’s $3 million per weekend, not including the major hassle for residents and the millions it’s cost local business.

      How much did it cost taxpayers for President Obama’s entire two terms in office? $85,000,000,000 TOTAL.

      Let’s see 3 million a trip every 3-4 weekends x his full term(s) == A lot more money.

      * There are also all security costs at Trump tower, the various kids and their families, costs for them to travel on vacation and their private business, and the costs to house and feed and to rent cars for all support staff on these trips.

  • Mandrake

    Sounds to me like all those businesses who canceled her line of clothing back in January because she was Trump’s daughter are now green with envy and jealous because she made a major profit in February, and they’re digging for excuses for their losses. Tough! Their lawsuit doesn’t stand a chance!

    • captainburrito

      Are those companies party to the lawsuit?

    • DCguy

      Except you’re lying (Note to all, one of the Trump Trolls now has a new Screename, It’s Mandrake).

      Sales of her perfume and a few items went up online. HOWEVER, overall sales of her products are way way down. She formerly was offering around 7000 products for sale, that is down to around 2000. So her P.R. team took one item “Perfume” and one other website that showed that her sales had gone up for those two things.

      They left out the part that her sales tanked everywhere else. But nice try troll.

  • Ian Caulfield

    More anti-Trump propaganda from Queerty and it is getting very boring.

    • Giancarlo85

      Facts are propaganda now? Are you tired of lying like most Trumpeters?

      You Trump supporters make me sick. You will ruin this country for personal gain and throw people under the bus. You don’t realized how bad you are getting screwed.

      BTW, Comey really threw your man under the bus today. What goes around comes around. Your man is under several investigations, including one by the FBI.

    • Alan down in Florida

      Simple solution to your boredom. Go to another effing website.

    • batesmotel

      Exactly! This isn’t even about gays anymore. It’s a perpetual Trump obsession. If all you have is Trump on your mind day in and day out, then you’ve got issues. There are professional counselors who are paid to help someone move on from drama.

    • mhoffman953

      Agreed. I have no idea what this has to do with gay issues.

      Figures this lawsuit is coming from California. The basis of the lawsuit is that Ivanka’s brand has a supposed competitive advantage because her father is the President and he complained about Nordstrom’s dropping her brand. The class action lawsuit wants to bare Ivanka’s brand from California and award damages to other female clothing lines in California.

      I guess now you can sue companies for having a “competitive advantage” even without proving damages. So when Oprah endorses her favorite things, I guess business who aren’t endorsed by Oprah can sue the businesses who are because those companies could have been given a boost.

      In any normal state, this case will get thrown out but you never know with California, they give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

    • Giancarlo85

      Hoffyboy back at it with his typical line of BS and now he’s attacking California like the useless Trump drone he is.

      “In any normal state, this case will get thrown out but you never know with California, they give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants”

      Oh really?

      A normal state like the republican sh*thole you live in?

      Or California? A state with the largest economy in the entire nation, and which would be the 6th or 7th largest economy in the entire world if it was its own country? A state that produces anywhere from 1/4th to 1/3rd of the nation’s entire food supply? A state that has four of the largest ports in the entire country which imports and exports rely on?

      If I were you, oh brainless one, I wouldn’t be spouting off about this state. At least we have our political situation in order and don’t elect republican morons. Still trying to get rid of Darrell Issa… next election he’ll be out!

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 You’re contradicting yourself again. You attack me for criticizing the laws of California to then criticize any state that votes Republican as being a “sh*thole” and I don’t live in a traditionally Republican state (even though my state flipped in the 2016 election).

      If you carefully read my comment, you’ll see I was criticizing the judicial system of California and not how much food they produce, hence my comment about giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens as an example. Please stay on topic, this isn’t a debate of California’s fruit and vegetable growing abilities. This topic is about a court case being brought to a court in California.

    • Giancarlo85

      Idiotic response.

      Liar.

      Stupid republican.

      Shall I go on?

      Our legal system is just fine and doesn’t do anything wrong. Oh and several other states grant restricted driver licenses to undocumented immigrants. It doesn’t cause any problems. You’re just as dumb as Trump, the man you proudly voted for and supported.

      And you were taking a general swipe at California, so I can reply to your stupid conservative garbage the way I please.

      And as far as I’m concerned you live in Alabama.

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 Yeah, because the California legal system NEVER gets anything wrong LOL. (*cough* Robert Blake, Rodney King, OJ Simpson, and many more local cases *cough*)

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 And the legal system does it get wrong many times in many states. I never said they didn’t, you said California’s “legal system is just fine and doesn’t do anything wrong”. You’re the one who alleged California’s legal system doesn’t do anything wrong. I never said anything defending Florida or Texas

    • Giancarlo85

      You stupid Trumpist. I am so done with your garbage. It’s always the same old recycled trash. You took a swipe at California just because of the way we are politically (we still have our brains unlike some parts of this country).

      Then you call undocumented immigrants “illegal aliens”… oh really? Maybe you should give this country back to the real Native americans who were here before the white man? You’re a dumb fool.

      You’re so f-king stupid and I’m done replying to you. Have a nice day.

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 Yes, I called them illegal aliens. Are you saying they aren’t illegal aliens? The dictionary defines an alien as “a foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of the country where they are living” and illegal as something “forbidden by law” which means that those individuals are illegal aliens. I shouldn’t have to give you dictionary definitions.

      What do you call someone who breaks into your home? An uninvited unknown visitor? LOL

    • DCguy

      Hey Trump Troll, if you’re going to switch scree names two quick suggestions.

      Don’t immediately post one after the other and you may not want to use the same sounding grammar.

      It just makes it really really obvious that there is only 1 of you.

      But nice try.

  • jflynch1

    Daughter-gate. You’re welcome.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Thanks.

  • aidanbh

    I do find it interesting that Trump declares that his daughter is always pushing him “to do the right thing” (at which he is clearly failing). Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around? Isn’t it the job of the parent to push their children to do the right thing (at which both are also clearly failing)? When we get to the point where our children have to be our moral mentors, that is one hell of an epic fail on our part.

    • Giancarlo85

      Trump is a creep. He once said he would date his own daughter if she wasn’t related to him. But then again the man also said he thought ten year old girls were sexy.

      Doing the right thing lmao.

    • DCguy

      If you read that fluff P.R. piece for Trump Junior where they are trying to set him up as a Congressional candidate. He tells a story that shows that Ivanka was always a vicious liar and would throw others under the bus and get them in trouble even when they were kids.

  • Jack Meoff

    I am so glad to see that people aren’t prepared to let Trump and his family get away with anything. Their arrogance is astounding.

  • Neonegro

    lol..lol..unfair competition…lol

    I thought the left said Ivanka’s brand was tanking…what happened?

    these people will be laughed out of court.

    • dwes09

      The brand WAS tanking. After Trump and Conway urged their “base” to buy the crap, they did. In a few months after welfare and SNAP benefits to the red states is cut by the new oligarchs the brand will tank again.
      One would think white trash like you might be aware of that, but I guess you are even less literate than you seem.

  • batesmotel

    This isn’t news. 99% of the successful companies in the world are mostly always hit with some kind of lawsuit. That just means she’s made it. Something her big wig lawyers will end up getting thrown out of court anyway. She comes from a family who is used to lifelong lawsuits and dealing with them. Welcome to the business world grindr/scruff crowd!

  • natekerchel

    I sometimes have to pinch myself to find out if I am asleep and in some nightmarish dream when I read some of the insane responses of the trump supporters. They seem to inhabit an entirely different reality to me. Just a few minutes ago, in another place, one even outright claimed that Flynn and Sessions never had anything to do with meeting Russians. The bizarre world these people inhabit is one of total delusion. On this issue just yesterday MO Bro accused me of being ‘seething’ about the supposed increase in sales for her brands. Why would I be seething? It affects me not one jot in any way. What does affect me and all other sane people is being dragged into Mad Hatters tea party and forced to watch reality and truth distorted and democracy undermined. I don’t give a toss if her business is successful or not. What I care about is watching the USA being made a laughing stock by the insane behaviour of its ‘president’, his family and his supporters. The world knows he is a liar – yet he continues to repeat the same lies on a daily basis. Delusion is defined as a belief that is held with strong conviction even when there is superior evidence to the contrary. It is a psychiatric condition. Trump has that condition.
    Whether this action succeeds or not is not so important to me – it is far important to expose the misuse of power, the lies, the cover ups, the tax avoidance and the bringing into disrepute the Office of the President of the United States. She is already tainted – her brand is going nowhere.

  • natekerchel

    So MO Bro, Mandrake, mhoffman, batesmotel, Neonegro Ian Caulfield – you need to arrange an appointment with your doctors for psychiatric evaluation as you all seem to inhabit the same world of delusion as your illegitimate ‘president’. And I say that with love and concern.

    • Giancarlo85

      MHoffman is staying far away from the hearings on the ENORMOUS, BIGLY FBI investigation into the DIRECT COLLUSION AND DIRECT COOPERATION between the Trump campaign and Russia.

      He’s a brainless idiot.

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 I’m trying to stay on topic. If I get off topic you claim I’m deflecting and call me an idiot. When I do stay on topic you call me an idiot.

      The FBI is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia but haven’t found anything to indicate direct collusion. I’ll also remind you that natekerchel who are you responding to disagrees with you regarding the collusion part. He said here previously that he never said there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia when I pressed him about it in another post.

      Are you alleging that just because the FBI is looking into something that the person(s) they’re investigating are automatically guilty?

      (Also, it’s “big league”, not “bigly”. Its an old phrase from a long time ago)

    • Giancarlo85

      Hoffman has horrible reading comprehension problems and types in major run-on sentences.

      No. The FBI director basically confirmed what was quite obvious. There was direct collusion. You’re a lying liar and you’re still lying about this once again. Direct collusion. Not just “possible connections”. You need to actually watch the hearing as I did today.

      You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. But what can I expect from a Trump supporting idiot who doesn’t think on his own? You are an idiot. You try to act smart but you fail miserably at it, and it’s rather embarrassing.

    • Giancarlo85

      “The FBI is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia but haven’t found anything to indicate direct collusion. ”

      Huge lie! They didn’t say that. You’re just not paying attention.

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 Where did James Comey say today that there was “direct collusion”? Pull the soundbite from Youtube or provide a direct quote and prove me wrong.

      There is this prior article from the New York Times which I’ve posted before stating there is no direct collusion: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/us/politics/fbi-russia-election-donald-trump.html

      The NSA director and FBI director today admitted that NO voting machines were hacked and no votes were changed in the election as well – something you claimed happened. Are you claiming that didn’t happen either?

    • Giancarlo85

      Oh so you post an outdated article and didn’t bother watching the hearings today that were just plain bad news for Trump?

      You’re simply a stupid idiot who doesn’t know how to read anything. You don’t read my posts correctly, you don’t read articles you post correctly and you don’t pay attention to anything. You’re a typical drone for Trump and as a troll I am done interacting with someone as pathetic and idiotic as you.

    • Giancarlo85

      Anyone can watch the hearing on the article I posted. Draw your own conclusions.

      Your man is going down and he’s going down fast.

      Any further reply will no longer warrant a reply. Since you’re utterly incapable of independent thought and reason, you’re not worth my time.

    • mhoffman953

      @Giancarlo85 Yes, the article is a few months old as I noted when posting the link. Plus, I did watch the hearings and merely asked you to point out a quote from the FBI director or NSA director stating what you claimed and you couldn’t because that wasn’t said. All that was discussed was that there has been an investigation since July and that no votes or voting machines were hacked

    • natekerchel

      Well you got one bit right mhoffman – I did say that I was not claiming collusion – I said that because I was not in a position to say that . You are always the first to demand ‘evidence’. Unlike you and your friends I dont make up facts and figures and outright lies to suit my agenda. (I await your reply asking ,e for evidence of this, but I will refer you to all of the posts contributed by you, Mandrake,batesmotel, the ridiculous ‘kaiser’, Neonegro and others, but you know who they are – plenty of evidence there.) You have a habit of twisting what people say to enable you to keep arguing long past the point that is productive and meaningful. This suggests that you argue simply for the sake of arguing. I am not sure if I ever asked you this mhoffman – but do you really believe all the nonsense you write on this site? If you do then you simply seek to defend the agenda of a childish, hate-filled, narcissistic, emotionally unstable, racist, sexist, homophobic, woman assaulting, tax dodging, politically illegitimate, greedy, selfish idiot. If you want ‘evidence’ for all those things just read his speeches and listen to the tapes. I have respect for sane rational political opponents who can justify their positions on the issues without the need to stir up hatred and division. Trump and his supporters do not fall into that category. They are the followers of chaos politics, the followers of anarchy politics. In the chaos and anarchy they helped create they, like Hitler, Mussolini and Trump, get control of power and begin the attacks on the media, judiciary, Constitution and eventually the people themselves. Is that really what you want to happen mhoffman. Oh and for ‘evidence’ – open a history book.

    • mhoffman953

      @natekerchel I don’t twist words, I post exact quotes. You are the one makes up assumptions about me, one most recently was alleging that George Bush was my hero. I never supported George Bush, I don’t support him, and never made any statements defending him.

      I’m not sure of your definition of “chaos politics” either as you previously used it. The only chaos I have seen is from radicalized leftists who destroyed property on Inauguration Day and have consistently protested violently within the past year, as well as from Democratic leaders who seem hungry for a war with Russia. Just today a Democratic Congresswoman from California claimed Russia committed an “act of war” against the US. Do you realize the ramifications of such a bold statement? When elected leaders allege an “act of war” was committed against the United States, it typically calls for a war-like reaction.

      So when I ask for evidence regarding a matter which could potentially throw this country into an impending war, I feel I have that right, just like any other US citizen who questions our leaders. The US was misled regarding these matters in regards to WMD’s under the Bush administration which led to the deaths of countless troops and trillions of dollars spent. Further reason showing it’s not outlandish to request evidence when a claim is made.

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  • natekerchel

    mhoffman -, Its interesting that it is only the tiny last bit of my last post you seem have a problem with. When I use the term ‘chaos politics’ I refer to the current tendency to subvert truth and reality with lies and irrationality. In order to undermine democracy you attack the media, the judiciary, in fact all who don’t share in the delusion. People are being told that lies are the truth and the truth is ‘fake’. This creates a crisis in perceptions of, and actual, reality – the chaos stems from the fight back. We have seen this many times in history – Stalin, Hitler, the Kims in Korea, almost any dictator you care to mention and now Trump in the USA. The plan is to make trump appear to be the only trustworthy leader – all the rest are ‘fake’. Typical dictatorship move. Trump is very bold in promoting chaos – he lies big and constantly. Even when he is caught out he lies about that.
    If your only evidence for me making up things is a throwaway comment about Bush then I am satisfied. This is the 2nd or 3rd time you used that one – its getting old now.

  • natekerchel

    I now understand more clearly why you get annoyed about being called a Bush fan – Bush was dumb and right wing – but he was nowhere near as dangerous and deluded as trump is.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Trump makes Bush look smart.

  • DCguy

    This is what the GOP has come to.

    The party of Regan and “Mister Gorbachev Tear Down that Wall” Has become the anti-American party of Russian collusion, that attacks anybody who dares suggest that a President shouldn’t be whoring his family line of products out to the public.

    There is no Republican Party anymore. Just a collection of people who want to funnel as much stolen taxpayer money into their own and their donors pockets while the party lasts.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      “while the party lasts.”

    • natekerchel

      How long will it take for mhoffman to ask for evidence – his preferred catchphrase. I am almost looking back on the Reagan days as the ‘good old days’. How weird is that!

    • 1EqualityUSA

      He pulls these gems out of his tool box, Alistair Wiseman-style.

  • GayEGO

    Trump is enjoying his attempts to tweet fake comments to see if he can win, but so far he is losing, which is why he is having a hissy fit!

    • 1EqualityUSA

      He nuts

  • alanballs

    The entire Trump family may be disgusting, arrogant, (and many more adjectives), BUT, for Ivanka’s lifestyle brand, she works with agents (mostly US based) who largely manage the development, sourcing, manufacturing and quality inspections of her apparel, footwear and accessories.

    These agents are seasoned professionals, who place her products in good Chinese factories….factories which meet all local, regional and global quality, social, ethical, and performance compliance standards. They are not sweat shops, they do not employ children, and they do not turn out “crappy clothes”. I know this to be true. I’ve worked and lived here in China since 1989, working directly with international brands and well-known designers, leading and consulting dozens of international companies across 7 core fashion-related industries.

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