Michelle Obama DOES NOT Carry $6,000 Bag: White House Wants to Make Sure You Know That After Mistaken Identity on First Lady’s Clutch

Call it a case of mistaken fashion identity

obama_bagMichelle Obama was seen outside Moscow this week carrying a shiny black clutch by VBH. Michelle had previously carried a $1,500 blue satin VBH clutch on her “date night” in NYC with the President and is obviously a fan of the brand.

mobag_250x375Naturally, the Italian luxury goods manufacturer proudly sent out a press release announcing that the First Lady carried their black alligator manila clutch, which retails for $5,950, while on a trip to Russia.   The White House, which doesn’t always announce the credits for Michelle’s outfits, quickly countered VBH’s claim issuing a press release saying Michelle was actually carrying a patent-leather clutch by VBH, which retails for $875. After sticking to their initial claim, VBH is now backing off. “If that’s what the White House is saying, then it’s a patent bag,” admitted VBH rep Kelly Vitko. Despite being certain about the bag being the nearly $6,000 version – “it’s definitely ours [manila bag],” she said earlier this morning — the rep now says that she made an assumption and misidentified the bag.

The high-end leather manufacturer is known for their luxurious skins and pricey bags so it wouldn’t come as a surprise that their bag would cost almost $6K. I wonder if that bag is even made in patent leather. This could be the White House’s way of creating a diversion and confusing the brand to take the heat off Michelle Obama for carrying a $6,000 bag during an economic crisis.

2 responses to “Michelle Obama DOES NOT Carry $6,000 Bag: White House Wants to Make Sure You Know That After Mistaken Identity on First Lady’s Clutch

  1. It’s a patent bag…”ONLY $875″..yeah right. While Americans are wondering how they’re going to be able to afford to heat their homes this winter, Mrs. Obama is running up a tab on the taxpayers dime. Imelda Marcos would be proud.

  2. Chrissy-
    Maybe we can all chip in and place an order for the $875 “patent leather” knock-off

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