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 mspmag.com 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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The new garage sale?

Who needs the BabyGap clearance rack when you've got moms staging mass consignment sales? 


The new look-at-me! please! Microsoft store

Microsoft's biggest mistake is trying to go head to head with Apple at the malls.


The poop on postpartum shopping

All I wanted was a couple of new shirts.
Getting dressed postpartum is oddly more challenging than maternity fashion - and that's not even accounting for the spit up and milk leaks. 


There ARE shoppers in downtown St. Paul!

Want to see the downtown St. Paul Macy's spring to life?


The sale announcement you've been waiting for

Every year around this time, the inquiries start to come in: "Do you know when the Thymes Warehouse Sale is happening?" Indeed I do.


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