Shop for Michelle Obama's Style

Wallet-Friendly Stores Michelle Obama Loves

Michelle Obama loves designer duds as much as anyone, but she's not afraid to mix up her wardrobe with budget-friendly picks from stores like J. Crew and Gap. Check out some of the stores at which Michelle Obama shops, and steal her affordable first lady style for yourself!

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Designer fashions at Amazon
Amazon sells all kinds of designer fashions. Amazon

 OK, we don't know for certain that Michelle Obama shops at Amazon, although they carry everything so I have to imagine that she probably does. The reason I include Amazon on the list today is because they carry tons of styles from designers Mrs. Obama has worn in the past and yes, even a few of her exact outfits have been on the site. You never know what you'll find on Amazon, including First Lady Style!

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J. Crew

Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening
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J. Crew might not fall in the budget category for many of us, but Mrs. Obama should be applauded for wearing more off-the-mall-rack clothes than any other first lady. The rest of us might want to wait for the sales to hit, but J. Crew offers a great mix of classic, dressy and casual separates that can be easily mixed-and-matched. Invest in timeless picks like sweater sets, sheath dresses and crisp button-downs that you can wear over and over again.

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White House Black Market

Mrs. Obama wore White House Black Market on The View.
Michelle Obama caused quite a stir when she wore a dress from White House Black Market on The View. White House Black Market

Some of us hadn't even heard of White House Black Market until Michelle Obama caused a frenzy after appearing on "The View" in a bargain dress from the mall retailer. Shop their online store for (mostly) black and white picks like fab sheath dresses, skirts and more in every print or floral pattern imaginable.

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Michelle Obama H&M Dress
Michelle Obama H&M Dress. Getty Images News, Bill Pugliano

Michelle was spotted on the campaign trail in a striped H&M dress, which was the ultimate sign that you really don't have to spend a fortune to look great!

Head to your local H&M store to check out their European-inspired designs in person, or shop their online store, which — true story — didn't exist when Mrs. Obama first wore this dress!

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Michelle Obama has worn clothes from Gap on more than one occasion.
Michelle Obama has worn clothes from Gap on more than one occasion. Gap

There is a certain comfort in the Gap. Not only is there a store around every corner, but you can count on them to offer reasonably priced clothing for just about every occasion and time of day — including nighttime. Mrs. Obama sported a cute black and white checkered summer dress from the Gap on the Fourth of July.

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Dresses from Target
Target has a bunch of cute and affordable dresses for summer. Target

Michelle Obama made headlines when she was actually caught shopping at a Target in Alexandria, Virginia in 2011, and back in 2009 she was photographed wearing a Merona dress from Target when disembarking from Air Force One. It is pretty clear that Mrs. Obama enjoys the red bullseye just as much as the rest of us!

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Michelle Obama wears a dress from Talbots.
Michelle Obama wears a dress from Talbots. Pool / Getty Images

Michelle Obama was spotted wearing skirts and dresses from Talbots throughout Barack Obama's presidency. Talbots creates dresses in Mrs. Obama's preferred a-line silhouette using bright cheery floral patterns. She wore this $55 yellow floral dress from Talbots in 2013 to the Disabled American Veterans Convention.

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Michelle Obama in a skater dress from ASOS
Michelle Obama wore a dress from ASOS on the campaign trail in 2012. Scott Olson/ Getty Images

Showing that she is truly one of the most fashionable first ladies of all time, Michelle Obama hit the campaign trail in 2012 wearing a checked skater skirt from ASOS. ASOS is another European clothing company that has become popular in the United States over recent years thanks to their fashion-forward designs, size inclusion (they carry traditional, plus, maternity, tall, and petite sizes), and budget-friendly price points.

Michelle Obama... She's Just Like Us!

Michelle Obama was a wonderful first lady for many reasons, but one of my favorites is that she truly exemplified, through her commitment to mall brands that all of us can purchase, how you don't have to spend a fortune to look great.