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Ivanka Trump Defies Nordstrom By Opening Her Own Store (Photo)

| by Michael Howard
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First daughter Ivanka Trump's clothing and accessories line will be opening up a store inside Trump Tower in Manhattan this fall.

The news was confirmed by a representative of Ivanka's brand, who declined to give any further information.

Ivanka Trump products are currently available to purchase at a number of retail stores including Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale's, Dillard's, Amazon and Zappos, according to CNN.

In February, Nordstrom announced that it would no longer be carrying Ivanka's clothing and accessories, citing poor sales. The department store denied that its decision was influenced by the #GrabYourWallet campaign to boycott companies that support President Donald Trump and his family.

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"We've said all along we make buying decisions based on performance," Nordstrom said in a statement at the time, according to NBC News. "We've got thousands of brands -- more than 2,000 offered on the site alone. Reviewing their merit and making edits is part of the regular rhythm of our business."

"Each year we cut about 10 percent and refresh our assortment with about the same amount," the statement added. "In this case, based on the brand's performance we've decided not to buy it for this season."

The president would later lash out at Nordstrom for treating Ivanka "unfairly."

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"My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by [Nordstrom]," he tweeted days after the company announced it was dropping Ivanka's line. "She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!"

In response, Nordstrom reiterated that the move was not political, dismissing claims from an Ivanka Trump spokesperson that the brand was doing well in terms of sales.

"Over the past year, and particularly in the last half of 2016, sales of the brand have steadily declined to the point where it didn't make good business sense for us to continue with the line for now," a company spokesperson told NBC News. "We've had a great relationship with the Ivanka Trump team. We've had open conversations with them over the past year to share what we've seen and Ivanka was personally informed of our decision in early January."

Shortly after her father became president, Ivanka announced that she was taking a leave of absence from her company, the assets of which were put into a trust worth over $50 million, according to CNN. However, Ivanka still has an ownership stake in the business, despite serving in her father's administration as an unpaid White House adviser.

Sources: CNN, NBC News (2) / Featured Image: usbotschaftberlin/Flickr / Embedded Images: Caroline Matthews/CNN, Michael Vadon/Flickr

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