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 at D.Nolo
Ciel Goes North

The St. Louis Park home store is expanding to the North Loop.

Amalli Talli
A New Boutique for Tall Women

In the land of sturdy Scandinavians, Amalli Talli offers inseams of 34 to 38.

Lilly Pulitzer for Target
Lessons from Lilly

Does the buzz outweigh the disappointment of a quick sellout on a limited edition designer collaboration?

Senn & Sons mug
Live & Love MN x Senn & Sons

Two local brands team up to share their Minnesota pride.

Target Teams Up with Life Time

Experiential marketing is the name of the game, and the impetus for a new workout.

Interior of Golden Age Design in Robbinsdale
The Dawn of Golden Age Design

From social media to store, the Mid-century furniture showroom is now open.

Poppy Expansion

The St. Paul boutique is opening in Linden HIlls.

Conceptual rendering of FlyOver America ride at Mall of America
MOA Adds Flight Simulation Ride

The $20 million attraction will be the first of its kind in the U.S.—just how the mall likes it.

Lilly Pulitzer for Target
How to Shop Lilly Pulitzer for Target

Five tips to snag your favorite pieces from the highly anticipated resort collection launching Sunday.

Cameron Silver
Here Comes Cameron Silver

The owner of famed L.A. store Decades on wardrobe essentials, celebrity attitudes, and Bryant Lake Bowl.

Nordstrom Rack
Knollwood's Nordstrom Rack Set to Open

For those that show up early, there will be coffee, giveaways, and the chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree.

Paper Hat is Closing

The boutique curse continues at the corner of 50th & Penn in South Minneapolis.

Good Stuff: Artistic by Nature

Earthy meets modern in our spring favorites.

Aveda Light the Way candle
Cut Your Hair. It's Good for the Water.

Aveda's annual cut-a-thon is a good deal for a good cause.

The Bethenny Frankel Divorce Tour

We talked to the reality star before her book tour stops in Minneapolis this weekend.

Nordstrom MOA baby gear
Nordstrom Delivers Baby Gear

Nordstrom Mall of America launches a baby gear department.

Making Craft Cool

The American Craft Council is reaching today’s makers.

Exhibit Spring

See what's on our spring shopping list—and how to wear it all.

Interior of Karma boutique in St. Paul
Good Karma

A popular St. Paul boutique gets new owners and lower prices.

Zoe Francois at Mall of America
The Glass Box of Social Influencers

What happens when Wit & Delight is given an air freshener, a budget, and a glass house at Mall of America.

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