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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Schuler Shoes
The Art of Selling Comfort Shoes

Schuler Shoes opens its tenth location this week in Highland Park.

Little Box Sauna
Shopping and a Sauna

If shopping at IKEA does't make you sweat enough, you'll soon be able to sauna in the parking lot.

Stephanie Lake armour for MIA
Stephanie Lake Teams Up with MIA

The local jewelry designer created an opulent collection based on MIA's new Habsburgs exhibit.

Oscars Red Carpet Standouts

White dresses, shimmering columns and fitted silhouettes ruled the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards.

Juut in Uptown
Juut Follows the Snowbirds

The Minneapolis-based salonspa chain plans to do some daymaking in Arizona.

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Mat
All The Fuss About Dirty Makeup Brushes

Sigma Beauty's new Brush Cleaning Mat is so popular, you can't get one.

a&bé bridal shop

Brides on a budget find gorgeous details on gowns at the Minneapolis outpost of a&bé.

Nicollet Mall
Will Sports Authority Play Well Downtown?

Sports Authority signed a lease at City Center and we're bracing ourselves for canoes and snowboards on the light rail.

Moods of Norway closing
Not in the Mood

Are we not blonde enough? Moods of Norway closed its Mall of America store.

Wind & Willow's New Home

The vibrant home goods find a storefront in Minneapolis.

Bryant Goods Co.
Best Valentine Deliveries

Flowers aren't the only way to surprise your sweetheart.

HDH Swim
Hackwith Dives Into Swimwear

From boxy tops to bikinis. Social media design darling Lisa Hackwith debuts swimwear online.

Good Stuff: The Ultimate Bath

Yes, a shower would be faster, but a bath is worth the time.

Big Changes for FinnStyle

From Finland, and beyond—the 'burbs are about to get a full-service modern design store.

Sundance catalog
Sundance Comes to Galleria

Because we have a lot in common with the mountains of Utah and Northern California.

Interior of Wilson & Willy's in the North Loop, Minneapolis
First Look: Wilson & Willy's

The long-anticipated "general store" for the Instagram generation opens today in the North Loop.

MN Jewelers Go to Shark Tank Court

A local couple took their business debate to Kevin O'Leary and almost ended up married.

Off 5th Will Return to Downtown

Downtown shoppers won't be without their Saks OFF 5th for long.

Yoplait Signature Collection
Yogurt Couture

Fashion designer Christopher Straub has a new gig: yogurt stylist. And his designs are headed to Fashion Week.

First Look: Red Dress 2015

The models, the designers, and a sneak peek at their dress sketches for this premier fashion event.

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