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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Spring Finn & Co Brioche Pouch
Sweetest Calorie-Free Brioche

A sneak pee pf Spring Finn & Co's latest design, the Brioche pouch.

Macy's Coat, INC International Concepts
Buy, and Macy's Will Give

Buy a coat at Macy's, and Macy's will donate a coat to anti-poverty organization Clothes4Souls.

Carrier Pigeon Jewelry
Carrier Pigeon

A jewelry line handmade in Minneapolis gets local and national buzz, for very good reason.

Creative Kidstuff Ball
Christmas Before Halloween

Here's your reward for being a prepared parent: for the first time ever, Creative Kidstuff is running a Holiday Preview Sale.

Mixwell Market
Introducing: Mixwell Market

A pop-up consignment mart full of everything from boho to prep-influenced finds. This should be good.

J.W. Hulme + Woolrich bags
J.W. Hulme + Woolrich

What’s better than an American-made product from a revived, century-old brand? An American-made product from TWO century-old revival brands!

Red Wing Ice Cutter
Red Wing's New Boot

There's a new Red Wing Heritage boot in sotres, and it's making its global debut at Askov Finlayson.

Time/Travel Fashion Show at Union Depot
St. Paul's Got Game!

Anyone who thinks of St. Paul as a fashion-less city should have been at Union Depot last night for the Time/Travel fashion show.

Aeropostale's Live Love Dream at Mall of America
UGG, Hammer Made + More MOA Openings

Store openings aplenty at Mall of America, with plenty more to come before Thanksgiving. 

Nani Nalu Boobapalooza
Boobapalooza 2014

Get out of those heavy sweaters. This is the week for women to wear a D-cup or larger to find stylish swimsuits that actually flatter.

Peter Pilatto for Target
First Look: Peter Pilotto for Target

Target unveils wild prints in its latest designer collaboration, this time with Peter Pilotto.

MD Complete
Target Steps Up Skincare with Dr. Zelickson

Sharing a hometown with Target Corp. has its advantages: popular dermatologist Brian Zelickson of Minneapolis-based Zel Skin & Laser Specialists is launching a skincare line with Target.

Primp interior
Primp Goes for 4

A new generation of local store owners prove you can have the boutique experience on a budget, and Primp is leading the pack with plans to open its fourth Twin Cities location.

Illume's Go Be Lovely line
First Sniff: Go Be Lovely

A sneak sniff of Go Be Lovely, the new bath and body collection from Illume.

That's Len. Just Len. The Next Chapter Begins . . .

Nearly 40 years after the original Len Druskin boutique debuted at 50th & France in Edina, the company is dropping its last name and simplifying its philosophy.

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