Donald Trump piatas deliver smashing sales

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From: Mashable By Olivia Niland
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You can find Donald Trump piñatas all over downtown Los Angeles' Piñata District. Image: Olivia niland/mashable

It's almost always the hair.

When Lorena Robletto, a retailer in downtown Los Angeles' Piñata District, gets a call for a custom Donald Trump piñata, the focus is on the Republican presidential candidate's signature combover. Customers want a high-quality coif.

And there has not been a day in the last two months that Robletto hasn't sold at least one Donald Trump piñata at the colorful shop she co-owns, Amazing Piñatas.

“We’ve been steady, every day we sell a few," Robletto said.

The orders aren't just for her custom creations, but all of her paper mache Trumps are handmade.

Strolling through the Piñata District, where tightly-clustered shops brim with brightly-colored piñatas fluttering in the breeze, you can find visages of the GOP front-runner peeking out from the usual fare in several shops.

Trump piñatas first appeared in Mexico following the candidate's scathing remarks about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement last summer. That's when Robletto saw an opportunity to bring the political party prop to her shop. Trump piñatas are sold outside of the Piñata District, too, from San Francisco to L


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