I guess when you’re spending millions of taxpayer dollars on your lavish vacations you’ve got to do a little prep work in advance.
First Lady Michelle Obama has apparently given British lingerie label Agent Provocateur a boost after a lavish spending spree last year.
Mrs Obama, it is claimed, closed down part of Madison Avenue in the ladies-who-lunch section of Manhattan during a shopping trip that saw her spend $50,000 in the boutique.
New reports suggest the excursion has helped sales at the company jump by more than 12 per cent.
According to The Telegraph, The First Lady, along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, contributed to pushing trading ‘across eight weeks from November 27 up 8.1pc on a like-for-like basis and 15.2pc overall’.
The newspaper reports in the last 43 weeks, trading ‘has been up 12.5 per cent on a like-for-like basis and 21.6 per cent overall’.Mrs Obama’s trip to the pricey boutique will no doubt shock critics who have taken issue in the past with her taste for luxury fashion.