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.

Luxe jewelry in architectural shapes, fashion-forward dusty rose colors, classic sparkling gems, and mixed metals top our holiday wish list this season. more

Oct 27, 2016 4:35 PM Shop & Style

Minneapolis-based Brilliant Reflective is making industrial-grade reflective tape available to the public in easy-to-use strips, perfect for Halloween. more

Oct 24, 2016 11:46 PM Swag

The downtown Minneapolis department store is on the chopping block. Could the descendants of its founding fathers help? more

Oct 24, 2016 6:52 PM Ali Shops 17 Comments

Colorful gift ideas for everyone on your list. Bonus: They’re all less than $50! more

Oct 24, 2016 3:23 PM , Shop & Style

Black Friday shopping

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It’s time to completely reinvent the holiday shopping kickoff. more

Oct 21, 2016 1:52 PM Shop & Style

The east metro's largest mall is getting spruced up in anticipation of a new Von Maur department store. more

Oct 17, 2016 10:08 PM Swag

Like no other garage sale, the Chicago-based start up brings to town an elite consignment shopping experience. more

Oct 13, 2016 4:35 PM Swag

Mall of America gives Thanksgiving back to employees, announcing plans to remain closed on Thanksgiving this year, and re-open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. more

Oct 5, 2016 11:29 AM Ali Shops

While every hot brand, local and national, is trying to get into the North Loop, veteran arts dealer Indigo is leaving. more

Oct 4, 2016 11:00 AM Swag

This warm industrial space is intended to inspire the lifestyle that coordinates with russell + hazel's stylish office products more

Oct 3, 2016 11:56 PM Ali Shops 1 Comments

An epic week at Hazeltine National Golf Club, which saw Team USA bring home its first Ryder Cup since 2008, will end like most things do in America: with a 1-day clearance sale. more

Oct 3, 2016 8:33 AM Swag

Two boutique hotels opening this fall in Minneapolis put a cool new spin on staycationing. more

Sep 29, 2016 4:16 PM Arts & Culture

Inspire interior

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Smile! Shopping local makes a world of difference. more

Sep 29, 2016 4:06 PM Shop & Style


Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Will the reality live up to our years of longing? more

Sep 26, 2016 10:56 AM Shop & Style


Photography by Adam Bettcher

Fashionopolis showcased the best of fall fashion and culminated with a special tribute to Prince. more

Sep 23, 2016 12:15 PM Shop & Style

It's hats, balls, and golf shirts for all this weekend. more

Sep 22, 2016 12:30 AM Swag

The popular e-commerce menswear brand is opening a "guideshop" in town. Just don't expect to take those khakis home with you. more

Sep 21, 2016 11:23 PM Ali Shops 1 Comments

The Project Runway alum returns to Fashion Week with a vibrant collection. more

Sep 21, 2016 12:18 AM Ali Shops

Preppy retailer Vineyard Vines opens its first Twin Cities store this weekend at Galleria in Edina. more

Sep 20, 2016 11:56 PM Swag

St. Paul gets a new sustainable boutique at the corner of Selby and Snelling. more

Sep 13, 2016 6:56 AM Ali Shops

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