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California Retailer Sues Ivanka Trump's Company For Profiting Off Political Ties

Fortune logo Fortune 21/03/2017 Madeline Farber

A California-based fashion retailer filed a class-action lawsuit against Ivanka Trump's brand accusing it of having a trump card that gives it an unfair advantage among competitors - her father.

Modern Appealing Clothing claims the First Daughter's company, Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, is profiting off her political connections, citing President Trump and her husband Jared, according to SFGate.

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The San Francisco-based fashion boutique points to the recent sales boost Trump's brand got after the President slammed Nordstrom on Twitter for dropping his daughter's brand. Shortly after, Kellyanne Conway, who serves as a counselor to the President, told people to go buy Ivanka stuff during a Fox News interview. Ivanka's company sales had a 346% spike between January and February when compared with the same time period last year despite getting dumped by Nordstrom and other retailers like Neiman Marcus, Sears, and Kmart, according to CourthouseNews.

The class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of women's clothing retailers throughout California seeks unspecified damages as well as a restraining order against her brand from selling clothes in California.


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