Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Michelle Obama (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Yesterday, Associated Press photographer Charles Dharapak snapped pictures of the first lady shopping incognito (sort of) at a Virginia Target, holding a couple of bags and pushing a cart.


In the images, she's wearing a floral-print button-down over a yellow V-neck. It seems a Nike baseball cap and a pair of sunglasses did the trick when it came to staying anonymous — CBS News reports that during her 30 to 40 minutes of shopping, the cashier was the only one to recognize her.

But despite the disguise, she looks exactly like herself to us! Perhaps her fellow shoppers just thought the woman with a front seat to so much political vitriol could use a little uninterrupted retail therapy.


According to the White House, these types of trips aren't rare.

"It is not uncommon for the first lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates," said Kristina Schake, communications director for the first lady.

In the 2008 presidential campaign, Mrs. Obama proclaimed herself "more of a Target shopper," saying that she preferred the store to Walmart. If that was a campaign promise, no one can say she didn't keep it.

Read more at CBS News.

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