President Obama Visits NYC, Takes Surprise Shopping Trip to The Gap

Apparently even President Obama knows that New York City is a great place to shop.

During a trip to the Big Apple today, the president made a surprise stop at the Gap.

Obama checked out some khakis and sweatshirts. A cheery saleswoman talked him through a few options, including a V-neck pink sweater.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

Obama said he was worried the V-neck would "slip" off his daughter's shoulders.

He ultimately settled on a light pink crewneck for Sasha and a bright pink one for Malia.

A White House official explained the president's impromptu stop: "In his State of the Union address, the President called for businesses to raise workers' wages, and today the President will visit a Gap store to show his support for Gap Inc.'s decision to increase wages for their US based employees."

During his visit to the store, Obama also picked out navy blue zip-up workout shirtfor the first lady.

The president then greeted the woman behind the counter, who told him he was better looking in person.

"You hear that?" The president said to reporters.

"I think the ladies will be impressed with my style sense," the president said as his items were rung up.

They asked him If he wanted to open a Gap card. "I've got one card," he admitted.

When he went to sign the automated bill, he exclaimed - "Oh wow, so you can sign the machine?"

The president reassured reporters he was just teasing.

"They had these around the last time I shopped," he said.