President Obama just won our hearts over. The leader of the free world took some time out of his day and decided to pick up some items for his family at the Gap! Find out what he scooped up for the ladies in his life and read all about his shopping trip here.
It turns out President Obama is just like us! On March 11, the Commander in Chief took a break from his presidential duties and instead was on husband and dad duty when he stopped by Gap in midtown in NYC and picked up some items for wife, Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia.Hollywoodlife.com spoke with the general manager of the store and we have exclusive details on Obama’s visit.
President Obama At Gap — Goes Shopping For His Family:
President Obama just proved himself to be the coolest president ever! The leader of the free world dropped by a Gap store and picked up some products for the ladies in his life. Now, as expected, Obama’s visit was top secret and anxiety-ridden, but Humberto Anaya, the store’s general manager, tells Hollywoodlife.com that Obama made it all okay. “[He was] very nice. very very personable,” Humberto proclaimed, “As nervous as I was– with all the activity coming up to the event—the second I shook his hand, that all went away.”
The 44th president was very friendly and humorous with everyone in the store. “One of my associates complimented him on his looks and he said ‘Did you get that on camera?’ It was really cute,” Humberto continued. “He had great conversation with my associate around what the right items were to buy for his daughters and his wife.” Mr. Obama was very meticulous in his choices. For his wife, (who loves to stay in shape and has made an entire campaign around being active!), he bought a blue gapfit train jacket which retails for $64.95. For his bubbly teenage daughters, he bought two luxlight crewneck cardigans, (one in rose bush and the other in pink cameo). Both sweaters cost $44.95.
President Obama Shops For The First Lady:
Obama, just like any man shopping for his wife and kids, was very nervous about getting the right sizes for his ladies. “He preferred to keep them in sweaters and tops and he didn’t want to buy anyone bottoms in the wrong size,” Humberto said, laughing.”He was more nervous that he’d get the wrong size in the bottom selection than anything else. I think he knows their taste well enough that they’d like the colors he picked.”
Obama’s sense of humor was displayed in Between Two Ferns, which he recently shot with Zach Galifinakis. However, Obama also showed that he was a person of the people during his Gap visit! “He actually got to shake hands with a lot of customers and thank them so much for their support,” Humberto added. “He took a very nice pause moment at the end with all of us who work here and took a picture in front of our denim flag. And then on his way out, he shook almost everyone’s hand who was in his exit pathway. It was very very considerate of him.”
Tell us what you think! Isn’t it cool that President Obama shopped at the Gap?
— By Stephanie Sengwe