First Lady Michelle Obama was spotted shopping on Sept. 29 at a Target store in Alexandria.
Donning a baseball cap and sunglasses, Mrs. Obama apparently blended in with other shoppers -- until she was recognized by the cashier who rang up her purchases and an Associated Press photographer.
"It was so quick. We only realized it was her at the end of her visit," store manager Maria Panagopulos said in an interview. "She was incognito."
Mrs. Obama , with casually dressed Secret Service agents in tow, shopped at the Potomac Yards store for 30 to 40 minutes, pushing her own cart, according to reports.
The store was not allowed to divulge what the first lady purchased.