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 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.

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

Dec 5, 2016 9:54 AM Arts & Culture

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

Louise Gray and Lunya team up to sell contemporary quilts and luxury sleepwear. more

Nov 29, 2016 11:49 PM Swag

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Shop local designer Kimberly Senn's new collection at a pop-up this weekend. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:03 PM Ali Shops

Vintage furniture and artisan made goods are not what you expect to find at a suburban mall. And that's what makes it work. more

Nov 29, 2016 11:23 AM Ali Shops

The bookseller makes its best attempt to regain relevance with a prototype store at Galleria. more

Nov 28, 2016 3:26 PM Ali Shops

More than 122 million consumers plan to shop online today. We've rounded up some of our favorite deals. more

Nov 28, 2016 12:42 AM Swag

Everything you need to know to plan a successful Thanksgiving shopping weekend in the Twin Cities. more

Nov 21, 2016 11:44 PM , Swag

A store that won't let you leave with merchandise? Perfect for my husband. more

Nov 19, 2016 10:57 AM Ali Shops

Askov Finlayson owner Eric Dayton looks to start a conversation about the real problem with downtown Minneapolis, and how to fix it. more

Nov 15, 2016 10:56 AM Ali Shops 7 Comments

Add go karts and virtual reality games to the list of entertainment options at MOA. more

Nov 14, 2016 1:03 PM Swag

Luxury linens stores Lussuria Lini has evolved into a full-fledged modern home goods store. more

Nov 11, 2016 7:40 AM Swag

Spirituality and service are part of the mission at new Mall of America store, Atlar'd State. more

Nov 10, 2016 3:59 PM Ali Shops

When career retailer Kristofer Bowman decided to open a shop that celebrates makers of the north, he actually went north—to Grand Marais. more

Nov 7, 2016 9:11 AM Shop & Style 1 Comments

Get up close and personal with costumes from the beloved PBS series Downton Abbey. more

Nov 3, 2016 10:21 PM Swag 2 Comments

Nine hip brands that have eluded Mall of America sign on for Debut, a new revolving retail concept. more

Nov 3, 2016 7:10 PM Ali Shops

In one of those sorts of moments writer Nora McInerny Purmort describes as “CAN YOU EVEN BELIEVE THIS IS REAL LIFE??” the non-profit she started to honor her late husband is collaborating with lululemon. more

Nov 1, 2016 10:49 AM Ali Shops

From a trio of Minnesota women, Namakan Fur is a universal faux fur collar that fits any hood. It's on the verge of getting funded in time for winter. more

Nov 1, 2016 7:51 AM Ali Shops

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