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Michelle Obama inspires Oprah to make business investment

world Updated: Apr 26, 2010 12:13 IST

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has bought shares in New York-based clothing and accessories retailer J.Crew after she was inspired by US first lady Michelle Obama, who donned an outfit from the store.

The 55-year-old TV personality was so impressed when she saw Mrs Obama wearing an outfit, which consisted of a cardigan, sweater and skirt from American store J. Crew, she decided to become an investor in the firm, People magazine reported.

"The very first time I saw the First Lady, even before she became the First Lady, wearing J.Crew - full disclosure here - I went and bought some J.Crew stock and that was a very good decision," Oprah said.

Speaking to J.Crew executive creative director Jenna Lyons on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show', the 56-year-old star admitted that she can't get enough of the store's clothes and shoes.

"I'm wearing J.Crew head-to-toe and the thing that excites me the most - I didn't know you guys did shoes!," Oprah said.