Manufacturer says it’s removing relabeled Ivanka Trump items

This Thursday, March 23, 2017, photo shows a Sears retail store in north Dallas. Retailers are doing a delicate dance when it comes to handling the Ivanka Trump brand. Sears Holdings Corp., the parent of Sears and Kmart, says the stores have removed “a very small number” of Trump-branded items online. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

NEW YORK (AP) — An apparel company says it accepts responsibility for Ivanka Trump clothing that was relabeled as a different designer.

G-III Apparel Group Inc., which is licensed to manufacture clothing under the Ivanka Trump brand, said it was removing the mislabeled items sold at discount retailer Stein Mart. It said the relabeling to Adrienne Vittadini “occurred without the knowledge or consent of the Ivanka Trump organization.” It didn’t say how the error occurred.

Stein Mart said it was working with the manufacturer to resolve the issue. The Ivanka Trump brand declined to comment.

The Ivanka Trump brand has become a politically charged proxy for some supporters and opponents of her father, President Donald Trump. Some retailers have cut back on orders Others are treading carefully so as not to alienate any customers.


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