J. Crew hearts Michelle Obama


For clothing company J. Crew, Christmas came early this year.

When Michelle Obama, wife of then candidate Barack Obama, sat down with Jay Leno October 27th, she wore a cute, mustard-colored outfit that suited her figure and looked good with her skin tone. One can only imagine that by this point in her husband's campaign, there was a stylist on hand to make sure she looked presentable at least. But nobody bothered to tell J. Crew that the future First Lady would be wearing their clothing.

The company wasted no time, immediately training its phone crews how to sell the outfit, and setting up a special page with the exact outfit Mrs. Obama wore. Since then, their sales have been doing very well, thank you, although the company can't break out numbers yet.