How to Unlock the Able Sisters Tailor Shop | ACNH - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

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This is a guide to unlocking the Able Sisters Tailor shop in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn what you need to do to open the shop and what you can do there.

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How to Unlock the Able Sisters

When Do the Able Sisters Come?

Mabel at Nook
Mabel, the younger Able sister, will make her first appearance after you build Nook's Cranny. After that day, she will start visiting in the Plaza on a random weekday.

Buy Clothing from Mabel

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Mabel will have clothes for you to purchase. After you have bought a lot, Mabel will appear again and give you a Tailor Shop Kit. Then, you'll be able to choose the location of the Able Sisters' Tailor Shop.

Why Isn't Mabel Showing Up?

Set Up the Tailors Kit

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Go to the location of your choice and use the Tailors Kit to lay the foundation for the building. You'll be able to visualize what the building will look like before you place it. After you've laid the plot, it will take two days for the construction to be completed.

Best Location for Able Sisters

Next to Nook's Cranny

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The Able Sisters typically appeared next to Nook's Cranny in previous games in the series, so if you're used to that setup, there's no problem with placing the shop in the same pattern this time as well. This also lets you complete all your shopping in one swoop, without having to walk far between shops.

What Can You Do at the Able Sisters Tailors?

Buy Clothing

Buying Clothes
You can buy a variety of clothing at the Able Sisters' shop. The items in the shop change daily, so be sure to check back every day to see if any new clothes that suit your style are on sale.

Save and Share Custom Designs Online

Custom Designs Portal
If you're using Nintendo Switch Online, you can also connect to the Internet to post your custom designs online, as well as download custom designs from other users to use in your own outfits.

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Use the Changing Room

Fitting Room
If a particular piece of clothing in the shop catches your eye, you can try it on in the Changing Room. In addition, the Changing Room has a variety of clothing that's not shown in the shopfront, so it lets you arrange a style from a variety of choices and buy a fully-formed outfit in one go.

Get Customize Patterns

Toys Patterns
If you talk to Sable every day for a longer period, she'll gradually open op to you and eventually start giving you Patterns. These Patterns can be used to customize items, just like Custom Designs.

There's a variety of Pattern packs, so make sure to talk to her every day to get them all!

Who are the Able Sisters?

Able Sisters Store Interior
The Able Sisters consist of the red-haired Sable and the blue-haired Mabel. They've run a Tailor Shop throughout the Animal Crossing series, starting in the first game. In New Horizons, their shop is back, now featuring Online functionality to post and search for others' custom designs.

They also have an older sister named Label, who now pursued her dreams of being a fashion designer.

Label's Fashion Challenge Themes & Rewards

Related Links

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How to Unlock Shops and Facilities

ACNH Facilities
Resident Services Museum
Nook's Cranny Able Sisters
Airport Campsite
Harvey's Island & Photopia -

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13 Anonymous3 months

You need to have the museum, Nook’s Cranny and a house to get Mabel to come, then buy 5,000 bells worth.

12 Anonymous3 months

>>9 5000 bells worth

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