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First lady shops at Target incognito

AP

An “undercover” First Lady Michelle Obama donned a baseball cap and sunglasses and went shopping at an Alexandria, VA Target store yesterday afternoon.

Store manager Maria Panagopulos, who was working during Mrs. Obama’s visit, said the dressed-down first lady spent about 20 minutes shopping. The first daughters were not with her (so maybe they’ll find a new Missoni rain boot in their rooms).

Officials in the first lady’s office say they don’t provide details about her personal life or what she bought. But they released this written statement: “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.”

The first lady checked out carrying several bags at about 3:30 pm ET. Panagopulos says they get a lot of famous people at the Alexandria Target, but this was “exciting.”