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Allison Kaplan

Allison Kaplan

As the 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 magazines and newspapers. She oversees the Shop + Style section of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, which includes her award-winning Ali Talks column as well as fashion coverage, trend stories, profiles, product tips and shopping news. Ali also hosts a weekly radio show, Shop Girls, on myTalk107.1 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, analysis, and tips. She grew up immersed in the retail world, commentating her first fashion show with her mom at age 6.

Illustrations of salon and spa experiences

Illustrations by Jason Schneider

Answers to all the salon and spa questions you’re too embarrassed to ask. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:42 PM Shop & Style

Interior of Kit & Ace store in North Loop, Minneapolis

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

The ambitious Canadian brand has abruptly closed stores around the world, including its Mall of America location. more

Apr 27, 2017 12:34 PM Ali Shops

The new downtown billboards raise more questions than they answer. more

Apr 26, 2017 7:40 AM Ali Shops 1 Comments

Valise Boutique + Apothecary in St. Paul

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Bringing European style to St. Paul. more

Apr 24, 2017 9:35 AM Shop & Style

Twin Cities Fashion Bloggers

Photos by Jeff Johnson. Styled by Judith Kostroski.

We asked four of the Twin Cities’ most popular fashion bloggers what they’ll be wearing (and ’gramming) this spring. more

Mar 28, 2017 8:40 AM Shop & Style

Nicollet Mall rendering

Rendering courtesy of Nicollet Project

Improvements won’t solve challenges. more

Mar 20, 2017 11:19 AM Shop & Style 1 Comments

Spring products for your home

Photos by Becca Sabot

Escape to the beach without ever leaving home. All it takes is an infusion of soft colors, natural materials, and fresh, calming scents. Now is the time to lighten, brighten, and get organized. more

Feb 28, 2017 8:28 AM , Shop & Style

The restaurant at the Barnes and Noble at the Galleria

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Beer, burger, and a book? Barnes & Noble Kitchen redefines the brick-and-mortar bookstore experience. more

Feb 23, 2017 2:37 PM Shop & Style

For the first time in more than 40 years, the Twin Cities is without any stores bearing the name Len Druskin. What's next? more

Feb 20, 2017 8:46 PM Ali Shops 5 Comments

Jewelry designer Larissa Loden at work in her studio

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Jewelry designer Larissa Loden shares secrets to making her passion profitable. more

Jan 25, 2017 10:08 AM Shop & Style

Interior of women's boutique Roe Wolfe

Photo by Katherine Harris

The North Loop boutique is planning a six-month pop-up while it figures out its next move. more

Jan 13, 2017 3:49 PM Ali Shops

It’s time for a new approach to reviving downtown Minneapolis. more

Dec 27, 2016 9:28 AM Shop & Style 5 Comments

Gwen Leeds

Photo by Bill Phelps

One of Prince’s earliest style co-conspirators talks about his ever-evolving look. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

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Rendering courtesy of DFA, design architect for the DWR Edina Studio.

The modern furniture retailer is building a big store at Galleria. more

Apr 28, 2017 3:59 PM Ali Shops

Illustrations of salon and spa experiences

Illustrations by Jason Schneider

Answers to all the salon and spa questions you’re too embarrassed to ask. more

Apr 28, 2017 2:42 PM Shop & Style

Interior of Kit & Ace store in North Loop, Minneapolis

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

The ambitious Canadian brand has abruptly closed stores around the world, including its Mall of America location. more

Apr 27, 2017 12:34 PM Ali Shops

The new downtown billboards raise more questions than they answer. more

Apr 26, 2017 7:40 AM Ali Shops 1 Comments

Valise Boutique + Apothecary in St. Paul

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Bringing European style to St. Paul. more

Apr 24, 2017 9:35 AM Shop & Style

All hail Queen Anna, offering upscale women's apparel. more

Apr 18, 2017 9:52 AM Ali Shops

Galleria turns barricades into pop art walls intended to inspire selfies, and raise money for charity. more

Apr 18, 2017 12:36 AM Swag

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Anywhere Apparel

Get your fashion fix April 20-29 with more than 20 fashion shows and events spotlighting local artists and businesses. more

Apr 17, 2017 11:37 PM , Swag 1 Comments

Love Your Melon, Yoobi, and Still Kickin' are among the 13 brands to be featured in Mall of America's second collection at Debut. more

Apr 17, 2017 11:26 AM Ali Shops

The beloved St. Paul boutique is moving, but not too far. more

Apr 10, 2017 11:10 PM Ali Shops

George Clooney’s favorite home coffee maker will peddle its products at the mall. more

Apr 10, 2017 10:48 PM Swag

This modern vintage boutique is the reason you will want to discover the Keewaydin neighborhood, if you haven't already. more

Apr 7, 2017 12:10 PM Ali Shops

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athenapelton.com

New Minneapolis-based activewear line Zuma Blu launches this week. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:10 PM Ali Shops 1 Comments

Memorialize the shade of yellow before it gets booted from the box of 64. This weekend, at Crayola Experience. more

Mar 31, 2017 11:05 AM Ali Shops

Spoils of Wear owner Jill Erickson

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

The sustainable fashion movement is growing locally. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:17 PM Shop & Style

Twin Cities Fashion Bloggers

Photos by Jeff Johnson. Styled by Judith Kostroski.

We asked four of the Twin Cities’ most popular fashion bloggers what they’ll be wearing (and ’gramming) this spring. more

Mar 28, 2017 8:40 AM Shop & Style

This under appreciated local retailer is opening its second boutique at Shoppes at Lakes. more

Mar 27, 2017 5:26 PM Swag

Green products

Photographs by Becca Sabot

Fresh as the grass, lush as the leaves—green is the color of 2017. Here are the products to prove it. more

Mar 27, 2017 2:57 PM Shop & Style

The Golden Valley industrial park location didn't help. Sale starts Friday. more

Mar 20, 2017 4:50 PM Swag

The new Be Inspired jewelry collection from Realia by Jen features delicate designs and a whole lot of attitude. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:54 PM Swag

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