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Allison KaplanHosted by Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan is Senior Editor of Shopping & Style for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She hosts Shop Girls, a weekly radio program on myTalk107.1, and can be seen on TV as a regular contributor to Fox 9 Morning Buzz and Twin Cities Live. She’s a frequent guest on other radio and television programs. Her award-winning Ali Shops Blog at is a popular resource for shopping and fashion insights and retail news. She grew up immersed in the retail world, commentating her first fashion show with her mom at age 6.

Grant WhittakerRunway Show Produced by Grant Whittaker

Known locally as the Twin Cities style expert, Grant arrived in 2001 and has been making waves ever since. Originally from Germany, Grant sets the style table with European flair, positive attitude and a wealth of style knowledge. As the owner of Grant Whittaker style, a fashion consulting company, his titles have ranged from senior style editor, fashion producer, editorial director, event producer and style and trend correspondent. His work, character, and voice have graced all the local media outlets and publications. When not immersed in making the style community stronger, Grant finds himself on stage as a member of Ballet of the Dolls or working with personal clients on style and image.