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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Len Druskin Leaving Galleria

The longtime local retailer will close its flagship store on Saturday, and open a new premium store next week at Southdale.

Louis Gray
Mia Teams Up With West Elm

West Elm LOCAL will pop up at the Store at Mia.

Kid toys made in Minnesota
Good Stuff: The Mother(s) of Invention

Four up-and-coming kids’ product lines, made in Minnesota.

MartinPatrick 3's private lounge
VIP Shopping

Tucked inside MartinPatrick 3 is a new private lounge, complete with a bar and kitchenette, game table, big screen TV, and fitting rooms.


Meet the accidental photographer behind one of Minnesota’s hottest Instagram accounts, @shineonyoucraydiamond.

Two stores—Architectural Antiques and the Room & Board Weekend Outlet
Shopping 411

The who, what, when, and where of some favorite resources.

Zara in Minneapolis. Finally.

It looks like the world's largest fashion retailer will open at Mall of America.

The Who, What and Wear of Target's Latest Collab

Target's first collaboration with a media company launches Sunday.

Twiggs is Out; Poppy is In

Women's boutique Poppy will take over the Twiggs Home & Garden spot in Linden Hills

House of 365 is Closing

A little more than a year after opening, the Wayzata boutique calls it quits.

Ali Holman
Fitness Motivation You Can Hashtag

Local fitness pro Ali Holman shares tips from her new book, #STRONGGIRL.

Target's Ode to Joy

The same day J.Law received an Oscars nod for her role in Joy, the real Joy was at Target HQ to celebrate their new partnership.

Brightwater to Exit Edina

Turns out, business is better in Excelsior.

Alicia Vikander at the 2016 Golden Globes
The Three C's at the Golden Globes

A look at the key trends and top looks on the Golden Globes red carpet.

Target Spins a Partnership with SoulCycle

The 10-city SoulCycle x Target tour will stop in Minneapolis.

The Laundry Evangelist

The owner of Mona Williams boutique is channeling his passion for clean clothes into a new blog.

Jan. Store Closings: Pendleton, Guild

Pendleton at Galleria, Guild in St. Louis Park will close by the end of the month.

Jonathan Adler store
Don't Go, Jonathan Adler!

Less than four years after opening in Uptown, the modern design store is closing. Did we fail him, or did he fail us?

Shopping + Style Forecast 2016

Where will we shop? What will we wear? These are the questions.

Cooking Up a Cool Collab for Kids

Kiddywampus is teaming up with the Kitchen Pantry Scientist.

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