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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.

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 2 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 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 2 Comments

Saying he believes in downtown Minneapolis, Target CEO Brian Cornell announces a $10 million upgrade for the Nicollet Mall store. more

Feb 10, 2017 9:49 AM Ali Shops

Five local home furnishings retailers are teaming up along Excelsior Boulevard. more

Feb 6, 2017 12:49 PM Home & Design

Special spa treatments sure to woo your sweetheart. more

Feb 1, 2017 11:18 PM Ali Shops

Good Stuff: Puppy Love

Photographs by Becca Sabot

Cuddly, playful, and vigorously loyal. What more could we ask for? There are so many sweet and stylish ways to show the love for your best furry friend. more

Jan 30, 2017 2:42 PM , Shop & Style

Men's skincare products from Honour Essentials

Photograph by Becca Sabot

The new Minneapolis company Honour Essentials takes on guys' clean shave-to-coffee morning routine. more

Jan 27, 2017 11:03 AM Shop & Style

KARE 11 anchor Jana Shortal is challenging the old rules of TV news—one tweet, opinionated broadcast, and bolo tie at a time. more

Jan 25, 2017 1:29 PM General Interest 3 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

Veteran downtown Minneapolis retailer Hubert White joins Eric Dayton's Skyway Avoidance Society. more

Jan 23, 2017 11:41 PM Ali Shops 2 Comments

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 2 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 5 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

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