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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Faribault Woolen Mill tent sale
Target + Faribault

Target hopes to gain some heritage hipster points by partnering with Faribault Woolen Mill. But you can score deals from Faribault as soon as this weekend.


Wow Bar Edina
Two Big Wows

Wow Bar is bringing blowouts to Grand Avenue, and leasing part of its Edina space to a top Twin Cities stylist.


Patina owners Rick Haase and Christine Ward
Patina to Open in Woodbury

The Minneapolis-based gift retailer will open its seventh store in the eastern 'burbs.


400 Bar Evicted from MOA Before It Even Opened

The storied dive bar will not open at Mall of America after all.


L.L. Bean boots
Maine to MN: L.L.Bean is Coming

L.L. Bean will open its first store west of the Mississippi, at Mall of America.


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