Donald Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway Urges Americans to ‘Go Buy’ Ivanka’s Line

Just one day after President Donald Trump slammed Nordstrom Inc. on Twitter for dropping his daughter Ivanka Trump’s line, Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to the president, has made a public endorsement of the first daughter’s line. In the White House press briefing room today, Conway told Fox & Friends: “It’s a wonderful line. I own some of it. I fully — I’m fully going to give a free commercial here. Go buy it today, everybody. You can find it online.” According to some experts, Conway’s message may have violated a rule banning federal officials from using public office to sell or endorseKe products. On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that the first daughter “has been treated so unfairly” by Nordstrom, adding that “she is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” In an email statement to Footwear News Wednesday, Nordstrom reiterated its previous explanation that its decision to cut Ivanka Trump’s line of accessories and shoes was an apolitical one, based on the brand’s performance. The Nordstrom rep said the company had “a great relationship with the Ivanka Trump team” and has “had open conversations with them over …

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Watch CrossFit Athletes Break 44 Guinness Records in the Reebok Nano 7

Several famed CrossFit athletes proved they could achieve unimaginable athletic feats last week, including executing more barbell backflips in a minute than anyone else and running the fastest mile while hula hooping — all while wearing the Reebok Nano 7. Reebok confirmed that 44 Guinness World Records were broken in one day last week in …

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LeBron James Slams President Trump’s Immigration Ban

More public opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban surfaced today. The latest to speak out is NBA star LeBron James. The Nike athlete and three-time NBA champion, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, stated he disagreed with Trump’s executive order that bars travel from seven countries with Muslim ties into the …

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A Massive Shoe Hall Has Debuted at Vancouver’s Holt Renfrew

Footwear fiends in Vancouver, Canada, can discover an expansive shoe mecca that was unveiled last week within luxury Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew. The 40,000-sq.-ft. store now has an 8,500-sq.-ft. shoe hall, which was developed as part of its overall flagship renovation. Custom glass paneling of the shoe hall. The popular shopping destination, which is considered …

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Reveals Why She Locks Her Closet

A new trailer for season 9 of Bravo’s “Housewives of Atlanta” has revealed that Kim Zociak-Biermann is making a much-anticipated return to the series. Since her last appearance, in season 5, the NFL wife and mother of six has been busy with her own series, “Don’t Be Tardy,” on Bravo. And she’s been prepping to launch …

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Sneaker Marketplace GOAT Raises $25 Million in Funding, Adds to Board of Directors

Mobile sneaker marketplace GOAT continues to flourish in 2017, announcing yesterday an additional $25 million in funding. The funding is led by Accel, whose partner Ryan Sweeney has also been appointed to GOAT’s Board of Directors. Other entities contributing to the latest round of financing included existing investors Matrix Partners, Webb Investment Network, and Upfront Ventures. …

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TJ Maxx & Marshalls Move to Downplay Ivanka Trump’s Line in Stores

There’s no end in sight to the saga between Ivanka Trump’s eponymous footwear and accessories brand and several retailers that stocked the line. According to an article published by The New York Times today, The TJX Companies, the parent of discount retailers Marshalls and TJ Maxx, told employees last week not …

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Men’s Fashion Brand Gambino Alliance Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Entrepreneur Miguel Lozano, an 18-year-old Florida college sophomore, is the latest to enter the direct-to-consumer footwear space with today’s launch of a Kickstarter campaign for his new line Gambino Alliance.  The campaign is set to run for 40 days, with a $20,000 goal. The debut collection of Italian-made, comfort-driven styles includes a …

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