Queen Michelle Closes Madison Avenue for $50K Shopping Spree

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:47 am

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.

Well, I suppose she’s doing her part to help boost the economy. Or that’ll be the spin.

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.
Um, no. Who’s shocked any more by the out-of-control spending by this elitist snob? I wonder why the Washington press corps never reported this?


29 Responses to “Queen Michelle Closes Madison Avenue for $50K Shopping Spree”

  1. A.Men on 30/30/12 at 8:19 am

    Is this where transvestite Ru Paul buys his lingerie?! Did he tell his secret to Queen Moochelle?!

  2. spepper on 30/30/12 at 8:41 am

    That reminds me of an old bit originated by a comedian which went something like “…now there ought to be some kind of fashion police in lingerie stores that rope off sections of the store and only allow customers to go into the appropriately sized sections– where you might hear something like “….I’m sorry ma’am, that’s the TEDDY section….you need to go over there to the GRIZZLY section”

  3. Dnarnya on 30/30/12 at 9:52 am

    Imeldific! Her Excellency??? That’s what former Phil. dictator Marcos’wife Imelda did whenever she would shop in Madison Ave. during the dark years.
    And the US is not even under martial law yet.

  4. Tina on 30/30/12 at 10:20 am

    The Klingon Empress went lingerie shopping? I’m thinking leather and vinyl to go with her bat’leth.

  5. memomachine on 30/30/12 at 12:31 pm


    You really have to wonder about this.

    So she spent $50k. Her security requirements probably cost all the other businesses there far far more than that $50k.

    And yet the most amusing thing of all is that, as First Lady, if she simply asked the company they probably would have set up a private showing at the White House just for her.

    What is it about the Obamas? Do they like being the center of attention in public? Or do they just not give a damn about anybody else?

  6. Rae on 30/30/12 at 1:22 pm

    if it’s coming from her or O’s own paycheck, she can spend it however she wants…

    BUT the double standards are so obvious here. Had this been Laura Bush the papers would have called *her* Marie Antoinette; who didn’t care about the struggling American people with her spendthrift ways

  7. huerfano on 30/30/12 at 1:57 pm

    I don’t care where Michelle shops or how much she spends on underwear, but why wouldn’t she at least invest in a bra that would magnify her insignificant boobs so they match her considerable ass?

  8. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 2:41 pm

    Het, remember when Mrs. Reagan got private donations to replace WH china, and people still bitched over spending $bazillions, even if it didn’t come from taxes? Good times. Mrs. Prez, in one day, spends more in a boutique the average annual income of a family of four and lemme guess; our leftist betters treat this as a non-issue?

  9. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 3:38 pm

    Totally O/T. What idiot thought that the picture of Alan Grayson (D- excong) was a good one? It looks like someone photshopped off a sex offender registry list.

  10. dookh on 30/30/12 at 3:56 pm

    I heard that the whitehouse is “angrily’ denying this…they went and made her angry again….seems like she is always angry at something….

  11. michael on 30/30/12 at 5:21 pm

    cool! A story so biased they refer to Michelle as “queen” and “elitist snob”. At least you don’t hide your hatred!

    BTW this didn’t happen. But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

  12. Blue Hen on 30/30/12 at 8:16 pm

    michael on 30/30/12 at 5:21 pm

    cool! A story so biased they refer to Michelle as “queen” and “elitist snob”. At least you don’t hide your hatred!

    BTW this didn’t happen. But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

    It didn’t happen? She didn’t go to this boutique? Or she went there but didn’t spend $50k or these aren’t the droids you’re looking for? Which? She didn’t have dresses costing over $1000 on her recent Hawaiian vacay? She didn’t inhale all sorts of foods that the peasant kids aren’t allowed to eat at school?

    P.S. Most of us were about for the lovefest that leftists threw for Dubya. And unlike you, most of us weren’t bombed out of our minds. We remember the love and fellowship. How we came together as one. Sure we did.

    Short version: Life’s a bitch when your Dear Leader is the incumbent. It reaches new heights when re-thuglickkkkkkens copy the leftist etiquette guide.

  13. Gmac on 1/01/12 at 1:45 pm

    She wasn’t buying it for herself…
    Have you ever wondered why the (P)resident is so submissive?
    Yeah, that’s right, he’s her bitch and the lingerie was for him.

  14. Anna on 1/01/12 at 3:24 pm

    Really… you all are dumb enough to believe this? I’d love to see a reputable source with legitimate information & photos of this said shopping spree… You all are absolutely stupid and need to return to school, ASAP. Honestly, this entire website is just as bad as Perez Hilton’s gossip site. Idiots at their finest.

  15. Blue Hen on 1/01/12 at 3:35 pm

    Anna: “I’d love to see a reputable source with legitimate information & photos of this said shopping spree”

    So would we. Ask Dear Leader if he knows one. The press saw her go there. Either she bought nothing, and the street was closed for PR only, or she bought something. If so, what was the dollar amount? This isn’t like the economy (which they helped screw up) or the US budget (which we don’t have, 1000 days+ now). This is a shopping tab. But then they were kinda coy about the Hollywood a-list star Holloween party too. Hmmmmmmm. If they were re-thug-likkkkkkkkkkans I’d say that there was some kinda pattern here.

    But maybe we should move to legitimate matters of state. How do you feel about Corzine making over a billion dollars of his clients money go ‘boom’ and him being a fundraiser for obama? Take your time.

  16. el polacko on 1/01/12 at 5:12 pm

    there’s no need to spin anything when stories like this are simply never mentioned in the mainstream press.

  17. Lono on 4/04/12 at 1:27 am

    So, in reading this article, I saw no source cited, other than something called “the telegraph” nor did I see the names of anyone who could corroborate this story. The author, furthermore, is someone named “Jammie”. Sales at that boutique were up 21.6 percent overall for the last 43 weeks? Is Mrs. Obama there everyday? This article is specious, and unless I see her CC statements, the conclusion I reach from reading this is that she was accompanying the Queen of Qatar (whom I could see easily dropping 50k on a shopping spree) on a trip to Manhattan. Certainly they would close down the area with the first lady of the US and queen of a sovereign nation in the vicinity. If that’s not the case, I would be quite certain that the 50k the first lady spent was not taxpayer funds, even tho that seems to be the jist of the article… The right says it’s ok to be rich, only as long as you’re one of ’em. If I had a spare 50k, I’d spend it on stupid shit too, dammit. I call bullshit…

  18. Dr. Kermit Gosnell on 4/04/12 at 9:52 am

    Lono said hold the phone! It must be over. And golly, he even included a source that said the WH denied the story. And we know that that the WH has never lied to us or hidden awkward stuff. Like the guest list of the Hollywood Halloween party in the middle of a recession.Naw, only re-thug-licckkkans do that. The “telegraph’ is a newspaper. Do try to keep up. I’d like to know if her Majesty is conducting or tagging along for 50k spending sprees. It kinda adds context to that whole 1% class warfare thing going on right now.

  19. sunshine595 on 11/11/12 at 12:54 am

    wow! racism is alive & well in the GOOD OL’ USA. her husband is a successful author and who’s business is it-how much she spends?