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Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan is the former Shopping & Style editor for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. She is currently the Editor in Chief for Twin Cities Business magazine, and also a contributing editor for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Kids in the hospital will be able to select their own hat. Pop-up vending machines are coming soon to a neighborhood near you. more

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Delta Airlines new uniforms

Photo courtesy of Delta

Starting today, 1,600 Delta employees in the Twin Cities hit the runway—the fashion runway— to try on new designer uniforms they'll take to the skies on May 29. more

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Mary J Blige at 2018 Academy Awards

Neilson Barnard Getty Images

The red carpet! The awards! The awkward moments! The snacks! Join Ali and Steph for their off-the-cuff review of the 2018 Academy Awards. more

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Love Your Melon Beanie

Photo courtesy of Love Your Melon

The philanthropic knitwear brand is taking the former Shinola space and plans to use it for more than retail. more

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RAAS Local Market at Mall of America

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Hands-on workshops, design demos, and food stations are part of the second collection, which hints at bigger things to come from this retail incubator. more

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Dayton's Project Rendering - Food Hall

Rendering courtesy Gensler Minneapolis

Terrazzo floors and marble fountains are being incorporated into the revitalization of the iconic downtown Minneapolis department store building. more

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Which products and pop-ups caught fire, and what it all means for downtown Minneapolis retail. more

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Stephanie March and the Snack Ship

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

Snack dominance. Moments with JT. Parties we didn't attend. more

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Mall of America

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

What's the Super Bowl of American shopping? An eight-hour day at the mall, of course! more

Shop & Style

Winter gear

Photograph by Becca Sabot

It's not all big puffy parkas and furry earflap hats in the North. Minnesotans know how to look cool in the cold. Here are a few of our favorite wintery clothing picks! more

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J.Crew is closing at Southdale Center and Mall of America, and despite the ongoing struggles, it still stings. more

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Champion of the North Eric Dayton plans to pay for his company's carbon footprint. more

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Work space. Yoga. Nursing rooms. ModernWell, a women's co-working community, opens in Minneapolis. more

Arts & Culture

Edina's Galleria grabs the bouquet where Macy's dropped it. more

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Local brands create clothes for the active—and not so active—person. more

Shop & Style

Can technology actually enhance a trip to the mall? more

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Askov Finlayson for Target clothing

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

An exclusive capsule collection (and those signature “North” knit hats) will soon be on Target shelves. more

Shop & Style

When 5,500 people show up to shop for holiday gifts at a distillery, pop-ups are clearly not dead. more

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People mourning outside of Paisley Park after Prince died

Photo credit: Shutterstock

The meaning of Pantone’s 2018 pick of Ultra Violet in the state of Prince. more

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The couple behind Solid Manufacturing Co. opened a men's store in Excelsior—small on space, big on experience. more

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MartinPatrick 3

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Veteran Nicollet Mall jewelry store JB Hudson is opening a second location within MartinPatrick 3 in the North Loop. more

Shop & Style

Pacifier Store

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Expect new product categories and a bigger online presence for the North Loop-based retailer. more

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Pedicure HQ at Salt Salon Spa

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

A new Minneapolis salon destination shakes up its treatments with flavor. more

Shop & Style

Relamp patterned light bulbs

Photograph by Michael Hendrickson

Even Thomas Edison never invented a light bulb with a giraffe-skin glow. more

Home & Design

RAAS

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

Looking for locally crafted fashion and handmade goods? They’re right past the Cinnabon and the Baby Gap. more

Shop & Style

Breezy and a bit boho, spring styles take a cue from outdoor concerts and surf towns south of the border. more

Shop & Style

South Dakota Badlands

Photos courtesy of Allison Kaplan

Missed out as a kid on an epic drive to Mount Rushmore and the Badlands? A grown-up can go anywhere she wants. Even Wall Drug. more

Travel & Visitors

Transparent boot filled with jellybeans

Photo by Michael Hendrickson

From the runway to local retailers, clear PVC accessories are a trend. more

Shop & Style

A journey to India sent a local yogi/entrepreneur home with a vision for a better yoga rug. more

Shop & Style

Nicollet Mall during the Super Bowl

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

The Super Bowl reminded locals that Nicollet—and downtown Minneapolis—can be fun. What would it take to draw those crowds for a Saturday afternoon this spring? more

Shop & Style

Mend jewelry

Photo courtesy of Mend

How a young unknown designer landed venture capital funding and a Nordstrom pop-up within a year of launching. more

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H&M Spring collection 2018

Photo courtesy of H&M

A bigger H&M will join its fast fashion rival in the largely empty new wing at Mall of America. more

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Crate & Kids children's room

Photo courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Crate & Kids is now in-store in Edina, including nursery and playroom design services and a baby registry. more

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Local Motion storefront

Photo by George Heinrich

The secret to sustaining an indie boutique for 33 years, and what's next for retailer/designer Barbara Heinrich. more

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The new department is the retailer's strategy to compete against TJ Maxx and other off-price stores. more

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We’re seeing fresh floral prints on everything from tabletop items to menswear. more

Shop & Style

Life Tour featuring Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey

Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair

Grab your scrunchies, pin your jeans. more

Arts & Culture

Kids in the hospital will be able to select their own hat. Pop-up vending machines are coming soon to a neighborhood near you. more

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Delta Airlines new uniforms

Photo courtesy of Delta

Starting today, 1,600 Delta employees in the Twin Cities hit the runway—the fashion runway— to try on new designer uniforms they'll take to the skies on May 29. more

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