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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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.

Elizabeth Geisler
Elizabeth Geisler of Cocoon

Local roots inspired her love of outerwear.

Evereve fashion director Heidi Watson
The Fashion Director for Moms

Evereve is ready to put more strategy behind its trends.

Bring on the After Christmas Sales!

You don't have to feel guilty about shopping for yourself after Christmas. Here's where to find the best deals.

How to Win at the Room & Board Sale

Tips on shopping the big furniture clearance event, which draws a crowd every Dec. 26.

Last Minute Gift Tips

It's not too late! You can still get this done, and gift well.

Good Stuff: Nesting

After the holiday hustle, let’s take a breath. This month should be a chance to relax. Scandinavians call it hygge. We call it surrounding ourselves with objects that are soft, cozy, and clean.

Excelsior Shopping Keeps Getting Better

Gray Gardens Home, Buck+Fir, and the Sitting Room are the latest openings.

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