President Barack Obama stopped by a GAP store in NY yesterday to shop for the ladies in his life — first lady Michelle Obama and his daughters, Malia and Sasha.
While in Manhattan for some Democratic party fundraisers, the president stopped at one of the chain’s Midtown stores Tuesday to pick up a few souvenirs for the ladies back home (and to not-so-coincidentally make a plug for raising the minimum wage; he praised Gap for voluntarily doing so for its employees).
Sales associate Susan Panariello suggested a hoodie for Michelle, but was told the First Lady is not a hoodie type. How about V-neck sweaters for Sasha and Malia? “I’m worried the V-neck is going to slip,” he said in protective dad mode. In the end, Obama ended up with a blue workout jacket for the First Lady and two modestly crew-necked sweaters (one gray-and-white, one coral) for his daughters.
“I think the ladies will be impressed by my style sense,” Obama said as he approached the cash register.
When asked if he wanted to open a GAP credit card to receive 15% off on his purchases, Obama politely declined.