With some Miley Cyrus and a little “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” blasting over the loudspeakers, a line of teenage girls wrapped around three sides of the downtown Nordstrom on Saturday afternoon for a chance to meet the Jenner sisters.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner (the Kardashians’ younger sisters) launched their fall shoe and handbag collection for Madden Girl – one of the Steve Madden subcategories – at the flagship Nordstrom, offering a signed photo for the first 300 people in line.
Alana Leckner, 14, Devora Abraha, 14, and Ysabel Absuara, 15, rode light rail downtown from South Seattle at 6:30 a.m. to meet some friends and get in line. The girls all watch “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and said they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet the younger sisters in person.
“I love all the Kardashians,” Absuara said while waiting in line. “I love the way they dress.”
“Ya, it inspires us,” Leckner added.
The line Saturday included more than just young girls. Andy Carpenter, 18, drove down with his two friends from Shoreline at 2:30 a.m.
“We just thought of it as a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to go,” he said after receiving his autographed photo.
The guys didn’t buy any of the new shoe line for their girlfriends – “we’re not that rich,” Carpenter joked.
On Nordstrom.com the Kendall & Kylie Madden Girl shoes run between $40 and $100.
After waiting in line for almost eight hours McKenna Keenan, 15, did not leave Nordstrom happy. She had her dad drive her from Woodinville at 5:30 a.m., but when she and her friend got to the front of the line, they learned the security guards were taking cellphones away before walking up to the table to meet the Jenners. So no selfies.
“It was so frustrating,” Keenan said, holding up her autographed photo. “We waited all day and I could have just bought this.”