So turns out that hard-to-believe story in the Telegraph about Michelle Obama dropping $50,000 at an Agent Provocateur, (which the White House swiftly denied), wasn't just false--it was pretty much completely made up, according to a recent item published the Telegraph.
The retraction reads:
Further to our article “First Lady’s luxury buys boost Agent Provocateur” (Jan 30), we would like to make clear that the “shopping spree” involving Her Highness Sheikha Moza and Michelle Obama that we referred to in fact never occurred, and that Her Highness has never been shopping with Mrs Obama, at Agent Provocateur or otherwise, and has never sought to have any part of New York closed off to enable her to shop undisturbed. We apologize for the distress and embarrassment this article caused.
So the whole thing just "never occurred." Yikes.