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 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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Ciel's Warehouse Boutique

The home retailer gets ready to introduce a new kind of store concept.

Wool & Whiskey at Stephanie's

The St. Paul boutique partners with a buzz-worthy local line.

Fjällräven, 2 and 3

The Swedish outerwear brand expands its Twin Cities presence.

Ridgedale Signs Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma

A week before Nordstrom opens, the store announcements keep coming for Ridgedale.

It's Fashion Week in MN!

What to see during a week of fashion shows and pop-up events.

Watch Out Jimmy Choo: Here Comes Marion Parke

The new luxury shoe line is designed by a Twin Cities podiatrist.

Sundance at Galleria
Waiting for Robert Redford

The Hollywood legend's Sundance store is now open at Galleria in Edina. Launches in the Twin Cities

The digital gift card marketplace features local boutiques.

Shaun T
An Insane Chat with Shaun T

The fitness guru talks fitness and fashion before his Minneapolis workout event.

Pattern Player

Break out of the basics and layer on a statement. or three. Isn’t fall fashion fun?

Derek Lam for Athleta
Are You Ready for Leather Jogging Pants?

Derek Lam's post-workout collection for Athleta launches Sept. 9.

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.

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