08/31/2012 AT 06:00 AM EDT
"The Body" won't quit!
Elle Macpherson was spotted shopping Tuesday at Sofia Bananabeat Boutique at the Malibu Country Mart.
The 48-year-old supermodel – who recently posed in a bikini
for the first time in six years – told staff she was "on a mission to find a 10-year-old girl a special gift" so she wouldn't be shopping for herself.
But once she discovered a pair of One Teaspon cut-off shorts, she couldn't resist.
"I love these, but could I wear them?" the mother of two asked staffers.
The staff at Sofia Bananabeat Boutique assured the lingerie mogul she could pull anything off and she stepped into a fitting room.
Macpherson soon emerged, took a look at herself in the mirror and said, "These are great, I'll get them!"
– Jennifer Garcia