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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.

More swimming, less shopping. What Life Time at Southdale could mean for the future of the mall. more

Jun 20, 2017 7:34 AM Ali Shops

The hometown retailer has big growth plans this year. more

May 30, 2017 7:11 AM Ali Shops

Outdoor space at Gray Home + Lifestyle

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Local home décor shops explore their outer beauty by showcasing seasonal items in cozy patio settings. more

May 24, 2017 2:46 PM Shop & Style

Good Stuff: Fringe Benefits

Photographs by Becca Sabot

From earrings to sandals, ordinary objects become more fun when you add pompoms and tassels. more

May 3, 2017 3:24 PM Shop & Style

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

The beauty brand founded by Horst Rechelbacher plans to focus on its Northeast Minneapolis flagship. more

Jun 22, 2017 3:54 PM Ali Shops

More swimming, less shopping. What Life Time at Southdale could mean for the future of the mall. more

Jun 20, 2017 7:34 AM Ali Shops

Get your purl on at this cute new shop and studio in Edina. more

Jun 19, 2017 1:34 PM Ali Shops

Ten weekend activities Dad will love. more

Jun 16, 2017 12:44 PM , Arts & Culture

Habitation Furnishing + Design is making room for a Gus Modern store-within-store. more

Jun 13, 2017 9:39 AM Home & Design

The gift and stationery store has a sunny new spot in Edina. more

Jun 5, 2017 4:04 PM Swag

We asked the real experts—kids!—what they think of the totally reimagined museum, which re-opens Wednesday. more

Jun 5, 2017 11:52 AM , The Fam

The luxury fragrance boutique will rise again, where it all started: in Wayzata. more

Jun 2, 2017 9:14 AM Ali Shops

After 23 years in the special occasion business, the founder of Chapel of Love calls it quits at Mall of America. more

May 30, 2017 7:51 AM Ali Shops

The hometown retailer has big growth plans this year. more

May 30, 2017 7:11 AM Ali Shops

Ahead of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden reopening, the new blue rooster sculpture is already stealing the spotlight. more

May 26, 2017 2:32 PM Swag

Go downward dog with the Dancing With the Stars judge in Minneapolis. more

May 25, 2017 3:04 PM Health & Fitness

Outdoor space at Gray Home + Lifestyle

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Local home décor shops explore their outer beauty by showcasing seasonal items in cozy patio settings. more

May 24, 2017 2:46 PM Shop & Style

Minneapolis Craft Market teams up with Linden Hills Farmers Market. more

May 22, 2017 6:39 PM Swag

West Elm is on the hunt for furniture makers and designers to be part of its weLocal program. more

May 19, 2017 2:03 PM Swag

Anxious to get shoppers to Target.com, the hometown retailer is experimenting with computer generated imagery. more

May 15, 2017 11:26 PM Ali Shops

Mall of America's newest collection at Debut features brands that give back for every item sold. more

May 12, 2017 10:37 AM Ali Shops

Good Stuff: Fringe Benefits

Photographs by Becca Sabot

From earrings to sandals, ordinary objects become more fun when you add pompoms and tassels. more

May 3, 2017 3:24 PM Shop & Style

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lauren b photography

After 20 years as a go-to for plus size active apparel, Mendota Heights-based Juno Active is opening its first store, at Mall of America. more

May 3, 2017 2:56 PM Ali Shops

Jill Henderson in her boutique, Poppy

Photo by Stephanie Colgan

The indie shop is now open at Victoria and Grand in St. Paul—with a slightly different mix. more

May 2, 2017 6:59 AM Swag

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