Please daddy, don’t put me out of business

 Ivanka Trump items for sale at Saks Off Fifth in New York. Much of her company’s clothing line is manufactured overseas. Credit Danny Ghitis for The New York Times


Ivanka Trump items for sale at Saks Off Fifth in New York. Much of her company’s clothing line is manufactured overseas. Credit Danny Ghitis for The New York Times

If President-elect Donald Trump makes good on his promise to impose high tariffs on companies that don’t move production to the U.S., he stands to damage his daughter Ivanka’s clothing and fashion business.

At Saks Off Fifth recently, an Ivanka Trump white polyester and spandex blouse made in Indonesia was marked down to $34.99, from $69. A few racks over, her black and white jacket came from Vietnam, while several blocks away, at Macy’s, her leather bootee manufactured in China sold for more than $100.

At the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, a $35 blue cotton cap embroidered with “Trump National Golf Club” was made in Bangladesh. A Trump Tower hoodie from Pakistan set tourists back $50.

Apparantly Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump don’t mind profiting from offshore manufacturing. I guess it was just too expensive to buy American and “Make America Great Again”.

Ivanka is no stranger to promoting her offshore produced products. In July, Ms. Trump wore a dress from her own collection to introduce her father at the Republican National Convention (she also wore her own brand shoes and jewelry). The next day, her company tweeted out a picture of her from the podium with the words “Shop Ivanka’s look from her #RNC speech” and a link to the Macy’s website, where a similar style from the brand was offered. The $138 dress reportedly sold out in a day.

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