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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Shop Talk with Lennon & Maisy

The young stars of ABC's Nashville bring me within one degree of Connie Britton.

North Face
North Face: The Outlet

The popular outerwear brand is opening at Albertville Premium Outlets

Warby Parker frames
Warby Parker is Opening in Mpls

The hip eyewear brand will open a shop within Askov Finlayson in the North Loop.

Good Stuff: Festival Chic

What to wear to the bevy of outdoor music fests this summer? We've got some ideas.

Kimberly Senn of Senn & Sons

Designs for the nursery—and beyond.

The Golden Rule

The “maker” movement that swept the North Loop now has a white house of possibilities on Water Street in Excelsior.

Anthropologie at 50th and France in Edina
Anthropologie in Wayzata

The boho-chic brand opens a new store on Friday.

From Vintage to Future Vintage

Creating fashion moments in Minnesota.

Color Surge

Summer nail polish colors are as bold as a box of Crayolas.

Fjällräven Kanken wall
Valkommen to Minnesota, Fjällräven

The Swedish outdoors brand opens at Mall of America, and announces a second Twin Cities store.

MN Ties
Tie One On, Locally

Minnesota-made ties are a fresh twist on the biggest Father's Day cliche.

Witt + Bliss
First Look: Witt +Bliss

Interior designer Martha Dayton opens her dream shop within D.NOLO.

It's Always Time To Tan in Edina

GoGlow is getting ready to open a flagship sunless tanning boutique.

Good Stuff: Under the Sea

Ocean-inspired finds for making a splash in summer.

Askov Finlayson Summer 2015
Minnesota United FC for Askov Finlayson

Soccer players make the best models.

Lights On a Local Collab

Two St. Paul companies team up on a line of 1960s-inspired lampshades and light fixtures.

A shelf at BlackBlue boutique in St. Paul
BlackBlue Blowout

The St. Paul boutique has cleared out the ol' stock room of all the odds and ends accumulated over the past five years, and there's enough for a blowout sale.

Interior of Peapods St. Paul
St. Paul's Peapods is Closing

Peapods Natural Toys can no longer compete with the big box stores.

Rolling Stones and the Lost Umbrellas

After last night's soggy Rolling Stones show, AlwaysMod is giving away umbrellas to concert goers.

A rack of clothes at Mona Wiliams boutique
Same Style, New Labels at Mona Williams

The designer consignment boutique launches a big sale to make room for something new.

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