The Able Sisters are Animal Crossing‘s resident seamstresses, providing players with a range of fashionable clothing and accessories for a price. But they only visit on random days, until you build a permanent shop. Here’s how.
You’ll first meet Mabel after you open the Nook’s Cranny shop, and after this, she’ll visit your island on random days. Eventually, you’ll be able to build a permanent shop for her and her sister Sable.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't like other Animal Crossing games. Rather than starting players out with an immediate grind in unfamiliar territory, the bulk of New Horizons' gameplay unfolds over the course of several days. Players are tasked with building many of the major shops, houses and utilities for their islands, making the game more involving than ever before. While you don't have to stick to this guide, these are the major tasks you should undertake in the first days of your Animal Crossing adventure.Read more
How To Unlock The Able Sisters Shop In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To open the Able Sisters shop, you’ll need to work your way through the goals laid out over the first week of gameplay.
- Paying off your initial debt
- Opening the Nook’s Cranny shop
- Opening the museum
- Opening the Town Hall
In addition to this, you’ll need to have been visited by Mabel on a few occasions and bought some items of clothing from her. She appears on random days outside the Resident Services tent or Town Hall and brings a selection of clothing and accessories for purchase. How often you have to chat or purchase from her is unclear but if you see her, say hello and check out her wares — eventually, she’ll decide to move permanently to your island.
You won’t have to construct the Able Sisters clothing shop like you did Nook’s Cranny. Rather, Mabel will hand over a kit for you to pick out the perfect location and after a day of construction, the shop will open.
The earliest you’ll be able to open Able Sisters appears to be around day nine or ten if you accomplish every daily goal set out by the game. You’ll know when you’ve finished the day’s goals when Tom Nook has nothing else for you to do.
When the shop opens, you’ll be able to customise your character’s look any way you choose — and even your villagers will be able to try on new clothing designs.
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