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Clinton coalition: Clinton supporters chanted as they proceeded over the crossing.
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Fan favorite: Andrea Reese said pantsuits aren’t quite her style, but she likes Clinton’s white getup the best.
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Pleats: Abby and Amy Yee and Karen Blood show off their signs at the end of the march in Brooklyn.
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Going for the gold: Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan even made an appearance.
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They’re with her: A couple hundred Hillary Clinton supporters donned their best pantsuits to march over the Brooklyn Bridge for National Pantsuit Day.

Talk about a power walk!

Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters threw on their best Clinton-esque pantsuits and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to show their solidarity with the presidential candidate on Saturday, and even though many of the marchers might not have their own closet lined with the one-stop-shop outfit, they still applauded Clinton’s trend-setting and years-long embrace of the fashion.

“It’s not my style but I love that she wears them,” said Andrea Reese, a Park Sloper who unlike Clinton’s designer digs, donned a makeshift teal pantsuit she made out of separates. “I love that she doesn’t do this sort of traditional feminine appearance, I think it represented an important part of who she is.”

The march was one of seven that took place around the country to pay tribute to Clinton’s monochromatic go-to and rally supporters — whom in the past she has jokingly called the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit” — ahead of Election Day.

The horde of participants donned pantsuits of all persuasions — business casual, festive, patterned, and bright — as they chanted and held signs with sayings such as “B---- pleats” “Nasty women get s--- done” (thanks, Donald Trump!) and “Pantsuit power.”

Clinton has modeled her signature style in all forms — and may even have taken inspiration from Death Row Records hip hop artists — but Reese said that her favorite pantsuit to see on the nominee nods back to a time when women were also fighting to gain power.

“I like the white because it makes me think of the suffragett­es,” she said.

Once marchers made their way over the bridge, they gathered at Clinton’s Pierrepont Street headquarters to unleash their rally cries, which included an appearance from Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Ferken Durya from bridge says:
'Illary couldn't make it all the way across the bridge unless somebody carried her.

Then again she would probably try to sell it and keep the money.

What difference does it make?
Oct. 27, 2016, 10:37 am
Andrew Porter from Brooklyn Heights says:
Only one side of the building, with stores, is on Pierrepont Street. The confusion comes from the name of the building, One Pierrepont Plaza, with the entrance actually at 300 Cadman Plaza West.
Oct. 27, 2016, 11:55 am
Ms. Me from Bay Ridge says:
There aren't enough clothespins in the world for this election.
Oct. 27, 2016, 12:28 pm
Samir Kabir from Downtown says:
Hillary Clinton gets treated badly basically because she is a woman running for US President. If she were a man, she would be treated more fairly by the public. Look what Donald Trump gets away with. Clinton has been working for 30 years as a public servant, and I am proud of her. Go, Hillary!
Oct. 27, 2016, 1:36 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
i thought she was a boeuy.

I worked in that building when it first opened - no stores
Oct. 27, 2016, 1:46 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
We actually have the same body type -a ziploc® bag of applesauce with hair.
Oct. 27, 2016, 2:03 pm
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
I hate to say this, but somebody has to:
I (John Wasserman) don't particularly approve of this. I don't believe in it. As in, "I don't believe this event actually occurred".
I'm praying you'll promptly pardon this particular interruption.
John Wasserman
Oct. 27, 2016, 4:16 pm
HONEY Pooter from Williamsburg says:
I would like Hillary Clinton if her supporters weren't islamists like Samir Kabir (a man who publically comes out in favor of ISIS!)!
Oct. 27, 2016, 4:23 pm
Trollerskates from Moving Target says:
How could 40% of the population be stupid/evil enough to vote for a bigoted misogynist like Trump?
Oct. 27, 2016, 5 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
If only I knew about this event sooner, I would attended it especially since I intend to vote for Hillary.
Oct. 27, 2016, 5:51 pm
Ariel from Boerum Hill says:
Hillary looks like Col Sanders when her pantsuit is all white. She is hugely unfashionable in her bulky monochrome uniform and thank goodness for that: She has the world's fattest legs and thickest ankles. Check em out pictures of her in dresses. Not a good look. But then Hillary supporters love her thick ankles and baggy pantsuits and all. They love her corruption, her lying, her meanness, the deviant secrecy. True love is like that. Unconditional.
Oct. 28, 2016, 9:37 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Ferken, last time I checked, Hillary is the most pro-Israel candidate in this election compared to all the rest.
Oct. 28, 2016, 5:51 pm
Jihadi John from Bay Rut says:
where's a suicide bomber when you need one?
Oct. 30, 2016, 11:23 am

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