The New York Daily News reports that the Italian brand VBH is claiming that Mrs. Obama's clutch -- first glimpsed Monday while the Obamas were strolling with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his wife -- is its $5,950 black alligator purse. But the White House is denying those claims, saying the bag is actually an $875 patent leather version by a brand they didn't name.
At $5,950 or at $875, that's still a costly purse (and we haven't seen her use it again since she's been in Italy). But is it our business what the First Lady spends on her clutches, Thakoon frocks, Junya Watanabe cardigans, and Lanvin sneakers? What do you think?
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