在2016财年（截至2017年1月31日），伊万卡·特朗普服装品牌的批发收入较上年上涨61%，达到4730万美元。以上数据来自G-III服装集团近日发布的年报。G-III是美国最大的成衣生产和进口商，它不仅给这位“第一女儿兼总统顾问”的服装品牌代工，也给Calvin Klein、Dockers、DKNY、Vince Camuto和Tommy Hilfiger等不少美国本土服装品牌提供代工服务。G-III在年报中将伊万卡品牌列入了能为该公司提高商品毛利润的几个品牌之一。不过该数据并不能反映伊万卡品牌在零售层面的销量水平。
Ivanka Trump's apparel saw wholesale revenue rise 61% to $47.3 million in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, according to the recently released annual report of G-III Apparel Group, which makes clothes for the first daughter and current presidential advisor's company and other brands including Calvin Klein, Dockers, DKNY, Vince Camuto and Tommy Hilfiger. G-III also listed the Ivanka Trump merchandise among brands helping it increase its gross merchandise profit. The dollar figures do not reflect what her merchandise commanded at the retail level.
The election campaign, and subsequent win by her father, President Donald Trump, exponentially increased the niche brand's visibility to the broader public. At the same time, that prominence stemmed in part from her large role in her father's campaign, which polarized large swathes of the electorate and earned her a ton of criticism. The president was accused of misogyny and sexual assault as a candidate. Ivanka Trump herself earned some brickbats for being seen as using the campaign to promote her wares: at the Republican convention last summer, her company tweeted out a picture of her giving a speech and included information on where to could buy the outfit.
One of the most vocal advocates of a boycott of her merchandise had been the grassroots "Grab Your Wallet" campaign, which maintains a list of retailers it recommended shoppers boycott.
Shop Ivanka's look from her #RNC speech: https://t.co/ma42A92DYa #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/DwHvSOu8Ue
The Ivanka Trump merchandise's performance stands in contrast to statements from upscale department store Nordstrom (jwn), which two months ago dropped her merchandise, citing weak sales. Other retailers, including TJX Cos' (tax) T.J. Maxx, pulled back on carrying her merchandise and others like Neiman Marcus, dropped it altogether.
Still, it's unclear how well her collection will do this year. It got a bump in February when defenders rallied to her brand in solidarity after the Nordstrom move. But her products are sold in fewer stores now, and Trump herself won't be nearly as involved in the brand's management now that she has taken an unpaid job in the government advising her father.
However impressive the growth, the brand remains tiny within G-III's business: total company sales came to $2.39 billion last fiscal year, or barely 2% of revenue.