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Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) - How to Find Mabel

Getting prickly from waiting for Mabel? Wanna get your hands on the latest swag from the Able Sisters? Mabel's here to dress the island in style! With our guide, learn how to unlock and find Mabel and her store as well as learning how often she visits and more — so read on!

How to Find Mabel's Shop

1  Unlock Nook's Cranny
2  Go inside Nook's Cranny and talk to Mabel
3  Wait for Mabel to visit.

1. Unlock Nook's Cranny

ACNH - A resident stands in front of Nook

To unlock Mabel, you need to upgrade Nook's Cranny from tent to store. Buy enough items to upgrade Nook's Cranny!

2. Talk to Mabel

ACNH - Mabel talks to Timmy and Tommy after Nook

Go inside Nook's Cranny. Mabel will be inside talking to Timmy and Tommy. Talk to her to progress onto the next step.

3. Wait for Mabel

ACNH - Mabel stands at the plaza

After talking to Mabel, simply wait for her to visit! She'll be standing in front of Resident Services in the plaza to sell her wares.

If you buy enough items from her, you can even convince her to open up a store!

How to Unlock the Tailor Shop

Mabel's Visit Schedule

ACNH - Mabel stands in front of the Resident Services tent

Date & Time On weekdays (random)
Location Standing in front of Resident Services

Mabel will visit at random weekdays and will stay until 5:00AM the next day.

Why Isn't Mabel Showing Up? (Troubleshooting)

Mabel is a special character who visits your island irregularly. If you can't find her anywhere, it might be possible that you'd just have to wait next week!

Time Traveling Guide

Who is Mabel?

About Mabel

JP: きぬよ • FR: Layette • SP: Pili
Type Special Character
Birthday May 22
First Appearance どうぶつの森
Animal Forest

Mabel is a blue hedgehog introduced in Dōbutsu no Mori. In Animal Crossing: New Horizon (ACNH), she and her sister Sable set up the Able Sisters' Tailor Shop on the island.

Did you know...

  • ... that she co-owns the Able Sisters' Tailor Shop with her sister, Sable?
  • ... that she has another sister named Label who has her own fashion label?

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