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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Making Craft Cool

The American Craft Council is reaching today’s makers.


Exhibit Spring

See what's on our spring shopping list—and how to wear it all.


Interior of Karma boutique in St. Paul
Good Karma

A popular St. Paul boutique gets new owners and lower prices.


Zoe Francois at Mall of America
The Glass Box of Social Influencers

What happens when Wit & Delight is given an air freshener, a budget, and a glass house at Mall of America.


Kate Spade sign at Mall of America
Kate Spade Takes Over the Rainforest

The fashion brand will open its second Twin Cities store at Mall of America.


Kit and Ace sign
Kit and Ace Will Open in North Loop

From the wife and son of lululemon founder Chip Wilson comes a new brand of luxury basics.


Interior of Equation boutique on France Avenue in Minneapolis
The New Equation

Following a successful fall/holiday pop-up on the edge of 50th & France, Equation opens a full fledged boutique on France Ave.


Target Collective
Targeting Dudes

Target is launching a collection of made-in-America goods for hipster gents.


Mama's Happy . . . at Home

For the first time, the owner of Mama's Happy upcycling stores opens her own home for tours.


Gabberts Little Canada
A Really Big HOM

Will Gabberts shoppers mingle with Dock 86 bargain hunters at the new furniture superstore?


Dressing for Spring

DVF is now available east of the river, at Stephanie's, in Highland Park.


Spring Elevation

Step up your spring style with new sandals.


Kisa Boutique downtown Mpls
Skyway Shopping: Kisa Boutique

Could it be? A new clothing store in RBC Plaza?!


Good Stuff: That '70s Style

This spring is a throwback to groovier times.


Aveda spring beauty
Spring Beauty Update

You've been asking where to go for a makeup lesson. Here you go.


Bean + Ro

Grand Frames gets a new name and broader assortment.


Chain Game

Pondering Primp’s next move following a big growth year.


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.


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