Michelle Obama’s $50,000 Lingerie Shopping Spree

Well, it sure is nice of First Lady Michelle Obama to do her part to stimulate the economy. But an alleged $50,000 lingerie shopping spree is a bit over the top, especially seeing that the Obama’s want us all to think they identify with the 99%.

Agent Provocateur saw sales jump by more than 12pc, helped by US First Lady Michelle Obama spending $50,000 (£31,794) in one shopping spree.

The First Lady – better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores – along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.

Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year. (Read More)

I wonder what it cost the taxpayers and other merchants for Madison Avenue to be placed on lock down during her little shopping spree.

Update: Linked by Frugal Cafe, who notes POTUS may have been in damage control when he roughed it in Las Vegas. Also, the White House is denying the allegation that FLOTUS spent $50K on underwear.

Update 2: More on the White House denial can be found here.