Skip to comments.Agent Provocateur sales boosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama
Posted on 01/29/2012 7:27:30 PM PST by ColdOne
The First Lady better known for shopping at more modestly-priced High Street stores along with the Queen of Qatar, Sheikha Mozah, closed off part of Madison Avenue to spend time in the luxury lingerie shop. Their purchases contributed to a market-spanking 12.5pc lift in sales.
Agent Provocateur, which is styled on vintage Hollywood glamour, sells handmade Calais lace corsets that sell for up to £900, which could ruffle the feathers of more than just President Barack Obama in an election year.
Gary Hogarth, Agent Provocateur's chief executive, refused to be drawn on the store's closely kept "secret client list". But he admitted the brand had attracted a high number of "unexpected famous names" especially in the US, where sales have overtaken the UK.
On the back of this growth, Agent Provocateur, which is owned by listed private equity firm 3i, is launching an aggressive expansion strategy with more than 20 new shops opening globally in 2012.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Agent Provocateur saw sales jump by more than 12pc, helped by US First Lady Michelle Obama spending $50,000 (£31,794) in one shopping spree.
I don’t care what the rules are! Please no pictures!!
Maybe the corset is for her “hubby” you know the one who is so, so, enfeminant, and a girly-man
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
She spent that much for a night gown?
I’m going to flip a coin to see if I should read this article. Bet I lose.
“Lingerie” and “Michelle Obama” should never appear in the same sentence, same paragraph, same conversation, same city...
The First Looter - once again pillaging the public coffers to purchase something she should never been seen in.
Need to ping Maggie...
The Wookie in a teddy. I didn’t need that in my mind.
I assumed “Agent Provocateur” was a BOOK!
That evening, just as BHO was wrapping up a long hard day of raising taxes, Michelle threw open the oval office door, twirled like a model at the end of the catwalk, held up her arms and asked, "What do you think honey?"
BHO replied, "Well, um, er I like it, but you'd think for as much as you paid for that, they would have at least ironed it."
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