Animal Crossing: New Horizons Able Sisters Guide -- How To Unlock The Clothing Shop

Here's how to get the always delightful Able Sisters to set up shop on your island in AC: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a staggering amount of clothing and accessories to try on and wear. There is a smorgasbord of options for customizing your character, but if you want more options than what's available at the start, you're going to need the Able Sisters and their masterful tailoring skills.

Below we explain how to unlock the Able Sisters clothing shop on your island. If you're curious about how to unlock or upgrade other buildings and more, be sure to check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide hub. Otherwise, be sure to read our AC: New Horizons review.

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How To Unlock The Able Sisters Clothing Shop

Unlocking the Able Sisters clothing shop is going to take a bit longer than other buildings on your island, as it requires Mabel to visit your island several times. Like many of the other visiting NPCs, her coming to visit the island is random. While you may be lucky enough for her to visit a few times in your first week, it may take around two weeks for the whole process to finish. Make sure you buy as much as you can from her, as the money you spend may affect how quickly she'll decide to set up shop permanently.

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Upon Mable's third visit to the island (in our case), she set up a stall in the town square like usual and told us that she wanted to build a more permanent shop on the island. When this happens, she'll ask you to pick a spot on the island where they should start construction--luckily, you won't need to provide any materials. After you've selected the plot of land, construction will begin the next day. It will take the entire day to finish construction, and the shop will open the next morning. Be sure to talk to Sable every day, too!

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