Michelle Obama Shops Incognito At Target!

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Sep. 30 2011, Published 3:00 p.m. ET

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Once again, Michelle Obama is proving herself to be a first lady like none other.

Mrs. Obama was photographed -- incognito -- shopping at Target on Route 1 in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday.

The first lady -- dressed casually in a floral-print button-down shirt and wearing a Nike baseball cap and sunglasses -- shopped for about 30-to- 40 minutes and was only recognized by one person -- the cashier!

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Prior to her visit, Secret Service agents dressed in casual clothes scoped out the store for 30 minutes to make sure there were no security issues.

AP photographer Charles Dharapak told CBS News he took the pictures, and while the White House confirmed it was in fact Mrs. Obama, it’s not known if her office tipped him off.

"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," said Kristina Schake, communications director for the First Lady.

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In the 2008 presidential campaign, Mrs. Obama proudly proclaimed herself "more of a Target shopper," as opposed to Wal-Mart, and during an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, she talked about how she missed shopping at Target since becoming first lady.


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