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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.

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 4 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

A post-election app called Whole Truth Booth allows people to share their stories with the hopes of bridging social, cultural, and political divides. more

Jan 19, 2017 4:15 PM Arts & Culture

The sequel to MOA's shuttered theater promises to be bigger, fancier, and with more special effects. more

Jan 19, 2017 7:37 AM Ali Shops

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

After 14 years, the exclusive beauty boutique is closing its Southdale Center store. more

Jan 13, 2017 10:33 AM Ali Shops 1 Comments

The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Jordan Strauss Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The big fashion statements at the Golden Globes confirm spring picks for one local boutique. more

Jan 9, 2017 10:51 PM Swag

The liquidation of Macy's Minneapolis store begins Jan. 9. The annual flower show is dead. But there's still time for one last lunch at the Oak Grill. more

Jan 8, 2017 2:08 PM Ali Shops 3 Comments

Danielle Sakry

Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Jan 3, 2017 1:40 PM

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

Dec 27, 2016 9:28 AM Shop & Style 4 Comments

We’re shedding the one-size-fits-all gyms in favor of highly specialized workouts and boutique studios. We want to be coached and entertained. The new happy hour? It’s happening on a stationary bike. more

Dec 21, 2016 2:08 PM , Health & Fitness

Smaaash brings first-of-their-kind virtual reality games and go-karting to the mall. And it's legit. more

Dec 20, 2016 10:09 AM Ali Shops

The last pop-ups of the season, and a few unexpected places to find gifts from Minnesota Makers. more

Dec 20, 2016 12:24 AM Swag

Perfect excuse to take a look around the North Loop's hot new hotel: holiday pop-ups by local companies. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:34 AM Swag

Two new shops so sweet, you might be inspired to spend $20 on gummy bears. Trust. more

Dec 12, 2016 11:54 PM Ali Shops

You can take the founders out of Minnesota, but you can't take the North out of their brand. more

Dec 7, 2016 11:40 PM Ali Shops

Don’t get into a gift shopping rut. Here are some of the local stores that deserve to be on your radar. more

Dec 6, 2016 7:18 AM Ali Shops 2 Comments

The future Winsome Goods flagship will be open this weekend for a Holiday Shop Up featuring six other local brands. more

Dec 5, 2016 10:44 PM Swag

A modern gift store from a longtime buyer takes the place of veteran Shop in the City, and it's just what 48th and Chicago needed. more

Dec 5, 2016 4:35 PM Ali Shops

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

Rare is the fashion designer who does not take some cues from Prince—if not in the literal details, then in the fearlessness. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

Fashion rebel. Sexy m.f.-ing dancer. Prince took swagger to freaky, fabulous heights, influencing a generation of designers and dancers. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

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