Burlington Coat Factory Drops Ivanka Trump Merchandise (Online, at Least)
Burlington, the South Jersey discount department store better known as Burlington Coat Factory and also known for not being affiliated with Burlington Industries, no longer sells Ivanka Trump goods on its website.
Shannon Coulter, co-founder of the #GrabYourWallet campaign that encourages people to boycott stores that sell Trump-branded products, tweeted late last week that Ivanka Trump gear was gone from Burlington’s website. The company did not return a request for comment from Philadelphia magazine.
A thorough scan of the women’s section of the Burlington Coat Factory in Market East did not find any Ivanka Trump merchandise (but there are some nicely priced Cole Haan bags near the door). An associate said she didn’t think they had any Ivanka Trump merchandise in the store. I asked my regular outlet shopping pal (my girlfriend) if she’d ever seen Ivanka Trump merchandise at Burlington and she said no.
Nonetheless, the #GrabYourWallet campaign said they’d continue to encourage a boycott of Burlington. “Burlington Coat Factory has removed all Trump brand goods from its site but has made no public statement about brick and mortar locations, so it too remains on the list,” read a statement on the website.
The #GrabYourWallet campaign began after the Washington Post published a tape showing a newlywed Trump bragging about his sexual conquests and how he’s so rich and powerful he can “grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.” Coulter began a list of companies that carried Trump-affiliated products and encouraged people to boycott them. The campaign has grown since Trump’s inauguration.
Nordstrom is the largest retailer to drop Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories line, which the company said it made after flagging sales. The Wall Street Journal reported sales data showed that sales of Ivanka products plummeted in the weeks before the election.
Because Donald Trump is a cranky old senior citizen, he complained about Nordstrom’s decision. And because he’s President Trump, he tweeted out that complaint to his nearly 25 million followers.