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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There's a Serum for That

Shopping + Style editor Allison Kaplan explains why stress is the new beauty issue.

Best New Store
Foxglove Market & Studio

Appearance is everything for this Grand Avenue store.

More About Satchel B. Moore

Shopping + Style editor Allison Kaplan chatted with the denim whisperer himself.

Fashionopolis Part Three: The Crowd

A look at the fashion insiders who joined our editors at ARIA in downtown Minneapolis for Fashionopolis.

Fashionopolis Part Two: On The Runway

A selection of looks from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's fall style event.

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Fashionopolis
Fashionopolis: Where to Find the Looks

Where to find the looks from Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's fall fashion show, Fashionopolis.

Rise of the Fashion Groupies

Why retailers let fans do the marketing.

Antoinette Beenders
Fall Hair Trends

Aveda global creative director Antoinette Beenders tells us how to turn runway style into reality this fall.

Boutiques Making Moves

Setting up shop somewhere new is paying off for these boutiques.

Five Minutes with Stefan Dahlkvist

Dahlkvist is co-founder and designer of Moods of Norway, new to Mall of America.

Into the Blue

Cobalt blue is the hue running through boutiques for fall.

Who, What, Wear

You are not a trend. You're a CEO. An associate. A parent. An art collector. An entrepreneur. Own your style. Then reinvent it.

Fall Runway Highlights
Fall Runway Highlights

From leather to tweed; mixed patterns to oversized coats, here are the looks that have us inspired this season.

Interior of Bridal Accents Couture in Burnsville
Bridal Accents Couture

With plush white carpet, crystal chandeliers, and a center aisle long enough for a bride to give her train a test drive, Bridal Accents Couture is designed to dote on its clients.

Fidelis Co.

Semper Fidelis is the U.S. Marine Corps motto, meaning “always faithful.” That philosophy inspired Fidelis Co.

Prime and Polish

Putting a fresh spin on objects for the home.

Good Stuff for Your Desk

As soon as the markers and three-ring binders appear in stores, we feel compelled to get organized.

Of Fish and Fashion

Bridging the divide between sportsmen and hipsters.

What to Wear While Biking to Work

Bike commuting has inspired a look that is as hip as it is sporty.

We're Lovin': Cocobear Boutique

Dogs of St. Paul finally have a cool gathering spot in Lowertown.

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