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For some shoppers, politics play into buying decisions

For some shoppers, politics play into buying decisions

Elaine Blackman stopped shopping at her beloved Nordstrom after learning the retailer sold Ivanka Trump's fashion line, joining an organized boycott.

"It was because of what the brand stands for," she said. "As long as they carry Trump brands and products, I won't shop there."

The 65-year-old retired federal worker from Burtonsville likes to think her actions made a difference. Nordstrom dropped the line earlier this year, citing weak sales, and Blackman has resumed shopping at its stores.

But Nordstrom's decision to dump the brand created by President Donald Trump's daughter struck a nerve in Michelle Kissling, who went to Amazon and Lord &...

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