Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan

As senior editor of Shopping + Style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Ali Shops. All the time. An authority on retail and fashion, Ali’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including Lucky, ShopEtc., Delta Sky Magazine, Twin Cities Business, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, where she was the shopping and style columnist for a decade prior to joining Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. Ali hosts Shop Girls on myTalk107.1 every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a frequent guest on other radio and television programs. Her Ali Shops blog at mspmag.com is a popular resource for shopping scoops and tips. A Minneapolis native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism,  Ali owes her very existence to shopping—her parents met while working at Dayton's. She grew up immersed in the retail world, commentating her first fashion show with her mom at age 6.

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Launching Today: Realia by Jen Americana

A new collection from jewelry designer Jen Scheffler plays delivers every day sparkle for less than $100.


A clothing rack at Parc Boutique in Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Top Shops 2015

From fashion to home to gifts to fun, this is your guide to the best in Twin Cities shopping right now.


First look at the Mall of America’s new wing: Sky view from the Atrium and the new grand entrance
Mall Mania

Updates to Ridgedale and MOA are shaking up our shopping scene.


Shopping bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair
The Fair on Zero Calories

Minnesota brands and retailers worth shopping between bites.


Warby Parker showroom within Askov Finlayson boutique in the North Loop of Minneapolis
Warby Parker is Here to Stay

Shop talk with Co-CEO Dave Gilboa.


Bambino registry
The Quest for the Perfect Nursery

Bambino Decor introduces a gift registry.


Rick and Danna Atherton
Minnesota's Retail Angels

Rick and Danna Atherton—the brains, and bucks, behind several hot startups.


Witt & Bliss at D.NOLO in North Loop, Minneapolis
Witt + Bliss

Interior designer Martha Dayton opens her dream shop.


Jon Charles Salon
How to Stop Sweat From Ruining a Blowout

At long last: a medical solution for the consummate first world problem.


Extrados Joins reVamp!

Linden Hills' Extrados salon and spa is closing, but don't worry: your brows won't suffer.


Flirt boutique
Flirt in the North Loop

St. Paul's lingerie boutique is about to get intimate in Minneapolis.


Kelly Clarkson receiving a gift from the Xcel Energy Center
A Little MN For Kelly Clarkson

The way to pop star Kelly Clarkson's heart? Through her daughter's feet!


Primrose Park
Boutique Pop-Up

Four indie retailers team up in Maple Grove. What?


First Look at the New Askov Finlayson

The store for the north is all grown up and ready to sell Explorer pants and Warby Parker specs.


Kit and Ace

The store of the future looks a lot like an apartment.


H.O.B.O. Galleria
H.O.B.O. Gets a Makeover

Peeling back the carpet on an underappreciated Galleria boutique.


Evereve Trendsend
Evereve Ventures Into Online Styling

Watch out, Stitch Fix. Trendsend launches this week.


Atmosfere

The father-son retailer hits its stride in the North Loop.


After Lululemon

The son of lululemon founder Chip Wilson talks about building the next big brand.


Good Stuff: Kräftskiva!

The Swedish tradition of a crayfish party is becoming a Minneapolis tradition, too.


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