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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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.

made for tv kitchen
My Made-for-TV Kitchen

I’m not a construction worker. I just played one on TV.

Handsome Cycles

From the local bike maker comes a high-design store that turns city cycling into a fashion movement.

A Brush With Success

Can Sigma Beauty match its online success at the mall?

Showroom, a New Lyn-Lake Boutique

This Lyn-Lake boutique showcases independent design.

Stephanie Shimp

What separates those who dress well from those who are truly, enviably stylish is personality, consistent statements, and a copious amount of sequins.

Hit the Deck

This season, you’ll find rubber-soled slip-ons in fabulous colors and patterns.

As If By Sea . . .

Coral and blue are a favorite summer pairing. This season, we’re loving textured elements that conjure objects from the ocean. Dive in!

Ciel Home & Loft

This new local retailer brings global perspective.

The Homer Blanky
We're Lovin': The Homer Blanky

Keep warm and support the boys of summer with this Minnesota original.

Lisa Mandile
Lisa Mandile

Staying chic on the course is no longer impossible, thanks to Mandile's Tzu Tzu golf apparel.

Stylish man suits up
Some Men Can't Match

In the confusion over men's wardrobes, science finds some order.

It’s Easy Being Green
It’s Easy Being Green

Make a statement in Pantone's color of the year.

Shop + Style Events

Upcoming trunk shows, special events, and more.

R&R Surplus
R & R Surplus

The FITIGUES designers' latest athletic-inspired project is comfier (and more luxurious) than before.

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