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Is Michelle Planning Some Pricey Shopping in Williamsburg?

It appears the Obamas may be headed down to Colonial Williamsburg this weekend for more than a history lesson. Mrs. Obama, it seems, wants something much more up to date.

According to the Daily Press, which covers southeastern Virginia, the first lady has shopping on the brain. And we’re not talking about the Williamsburg Walmart. Rather, Mrs. Obama has been quietly investigating from afar the wares at Binns of Williamsburg, an upscale shop for uptown gals who want to look fabulous.

From the store’s website:

Welcome to Binns, the most exclusive fashion store in Williamsburg’s Historic Triangle. We travel the world to bring the latest, most distinctive fashions to our select clientele.

Binns is more than a store, it is a lifestyle.

Indeed, Mrs. Obama has been looking into the lifestyle, ordering catalogues and dispatching envoys to the store itself to see what’s good for the gettin’. Perhaps the first lady can also pick up another $1,000 handbag when she’s there.

The Daily Press writes:

According to Tom Smith, assistant CEO of Binns of Williamsburg, the First Lady has expressed interest in his store in the past.

“We have been contacted by different assistants of the family,” he says.

Representatives have visited the store in the past, and Smith knows that Michelle has brochures from his store. He also has sent some accessories to the White House for her consideration.

“Our gown department is a big area that she would probably end up looking at,” he says.

Well, now we know better what the White House means by a “long planned” vacation that the Obamas might be loath to cancel.

If there is a government shutdown, the president will almost certainly have to stay at the White House. But Michelle has shown in the past she doesn’t mind traveling without him.

If the White House communications team allows her to be seen browsing the bins at Binns while government workers are getting furloughed, they need to be impeached on charges of PR malpractice.

Thanks to Nelly, one of our readers, who alerted me to this and who also noted that Mrs. Obama probably is seeking some stunning new items for her trip to Europe next month!

135 Responses to Is Michelle Planning Some Pricey Shopping in Williamsburg?

  1. What is wrong with the ‘optics’ of the Regime?

    The US government shuts down (but the President, Congress, and Senate still function with full pay, correct?). Military is ‘deemed’ non-essential (for pay?); thousands of low level GS will be scrambling for a week or two to make ends meet…and Madame Obama (with or without Chairman O) gets whisked off…on a shopping trip…in government vehicles…for gowns???

    W.T.F? And I am NOT asking about winning the future. Anyone have any sense in the White House West Wing…or are they all afraid of Mrs. O?

  2. Shoot! I thought the First Lady bought out Spain, and perhaps Brazil too.
    I guess she just doesn’t have enough clothes in her closet. In these times you would think she might practice a little frugality. Ha! Libs don’t believe in being frugal.

  3. Sure, go shopping MrsO. Have a good time in Williamsburg, eat, be merry.
    Us yokels in fly-over country love to watch rich political wives spend our money..oh, yes.. the jet, the fuel, the support personnel, the security is paid for by us yokels. Don’t worry about that, we’re just happy when you’re happy.

  4. Drudge linked to this. Here we go. I don’t think Binns seems upscale enough for her. It would be her version of slumming. She buys directly from the finest European and American design houses. J Crew is just for public consumption.

  5. You can polish a turd, but it’s still a turd. No matter what she wears, she still looks like a line backer from behind. Better stock up on the Lobster.

  6. I am beginning to think that the President and his family are tone deaf. You do not go on a vacation and go shopping if the government is shutting down. Yes, I can understand wanting to take the girls to Williamsburg, but Mrs. Obama does not need to go shopping at this moment. Perception is all.

  7. Good day to go..
    They found a hundred plus bodies in the Ivory Coast, Syria and Yemen killed a couple dozen for the day, Starting to discuss troops for Libya, the Saudi’s are boiling, Jordan, Lebanon and Bahrain are simmering, Israel is going back n forth with Gaza after they hit that school bus yesterday,
    and Russia is rewarding Iran for having their newest secret nuclear facility found out with the reload of Bushier…
    That and the democrats in Congress and the Senate refuse to relinquish power and stop trying to destroy the country cause they lost in November…
    You think he’s gonna stick around?After he choked in a town hall the other day,he cant afford any quick questions….
    It’s time to party!

  8. What a bunch of elitist garbage. How can she live with herself? The voters in this country get what they deserve I guess. I certainly didn’t vote for this cr@p however.

  9. Who is paying for Queen Moochelle’s little shopping spree? Somehow I think it’s the taxpayer. After all, white America owes her.

  10. Ahhh yes…Another day, another trip. More new clothes for still more travelling next month. At least the Bush family went to their own ranch in Texas instead of sticking all of us with the bills for the long plane rides and fancy digs required in world travel.

  11. Why would she be shopping at Walmart?? Did Hillary, Barbara or Laura Bush ever shop at Walmart? Or would it even generate an article if any of these former first ladies went upscale shopping? NO!!!!! It’s just such a big deal with Michelle does it. The underlying message is so loud and so dang clear!

    • no dummy. What this women is doing is abhorrently without any class and reeks of entitlement and a lousy upbringing.
      Stop reading racism into everything, you racist.

    • UNBELIEVABLE…All that is going on in this country and our “lead-by-example” POTUS and FLOTUS are going on high end shopping spree. We’ve got a government about to shut down, double digit un and under employment, unprecedented home foreclsures, a large percentage of the population in serious financial difficulty, and our government leaders are going on a high end shopping spree; AND YOU THINK WE’RE MAD BECAUSE THEIR SKIN IS BLACK…WHO GIVES A F#*K … There is no end to the STUPIDITY of Obama supporters.

      • Glenda, either you are too partisan to see the truth or you have never payed attention to the news. Former VP Candidate Sarah Palin got all kinds of bad press for a wardrobe she didn’t even buy. The was when we were on the “brink of a depression” in 2008. Now during this glorious recovery, complete with all the encouraging economic signs laid out by stevens, the President and his family have taken dozens of vacations and spent our money on their entertainment (date night in New York and weekly concerts at the White House – the staff must be paid overtime). All the while, they have been telling us to sacrifice, drive hybrids and just get used to it. I believe America deserves better than what our leaders are offering. We will find out next year whether the majority agrees.

        • I thought that I was the only one who thinks that. I am 72, a little overweight and I still look as well or better than she does. I do not wear my clothes tight. That went out with Mariyn Monroe.

    • She spends our taxpayer money as fast as she can, that’s why. Laura Bush didn’t travel much, if at all, on our dime, nor did she go on these extravagant shopping trips & send us the bill. Many times, she, quietly, bought something but paid for it with her own money, which anyone who watches the mainstream media would not know, and they DID take vacations at their own Texas ranch. The bottom line for the Obamas’ classless behavior will ALWAYS lie with their lack of patriotism & their real disdain for our nation and the freedoms we all possessed before they entered our lives! Think it was shameful how the Clintons & their staff trashed our White House & stole things when they left?? Wait until these guys leave, espec. if we manage to defeat the thugs who defraud our electoral system & get them out in 2012!! I have my own speculation about where our House’s belongings might surface………

    • Sigh – another day, another cry of racism. It won’t work anymore, honey.

      Of course we don’t expect our first ladies to shop at Wal-Mart. We do, by God, expect them to have a little decorum. When there is a very real possibility that our troops and their families, may have to wait for their pay, shopping, loud and proud, should be the last thing on Mrs. O’s mind.

      Both her and the prez claim they’re all about our troops and families. Now’s a great time to put up or shut up.

    • Granted — not everyone can look as beautiful as Barbara Bush. I’m swooning just thinking about her and George H.W. in bed together.

      • the point is barbera did not go around telling us that we need to be better looking or that we are slobs while she was eating a cheeseburger… you people really are stupid and do not get it..

  12. Mrs. Obama has no concept of what a First Lady should do when the nation is in a situation that can cause untold numbers of people distress financially. Shopping sprees are best done when people are not facing furloughs, high gas prices, etc. Send out the staff to shop for a few weeks. The “let them eat what I tell them to,” attitude is getting old fast. I realize that she has every right as First Lady to do as she wants, but it is starting to feel like salt in a wound when I am realizing that meat is now out of my family’s menu, the car must be downsized because of gas prices, etc. I am tired of excuses for her lack of empathy.