Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock The Able Sisters Tailor Shop

Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Unlock The Able Sisters Tailor Shop

You can build a Tailor Shop on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Here's how to open The Able Sisters shop.

There are many buildings you can have on your island in Animal Crossing New Horizons, including fan favorite The Able Sisters shop. This is a tailor shop, where you'll have access to expanded clothing options, the kind offered by Mabel from her cart. You'll need to complete a few different projects to unlock The Able Sisters Shop. Here's how:

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How to Unlock The Able Sisters Tailor Shop

To unlock The Able Sisters Shop you'll need to speak to Mabel twice. You'll need to have completed the Museum, and Nook's Cranny projects (you'll speak to her first after building these). Later, she'll appear at a stall, speak to her again. This is the point at which we were able to unlock the tailor shop. You won't need to donate any materials, as they will be using some leftover from your construction of Nook's Cranny. Speak to Mabel (she's the Sonic-looking lady who runs the clothing stand) and she will note that you've made the island a lot busier. She will give you a construction kit.

How Long Does the Tailor Shop Take to Build

Once you've laid down some space for The Able Sisters tailor shop to be built, you won't have to wait for very long. It'll be built in 48 hours, meaning you can make full use of its selection.

Speak to Mabel | Jake Green/USG

What Can You Buy at The Able Sisters?

The Able Sisters is a tailor, stocking an expanded collection of fashion items. Much like the general store (more on that here), The Able Sisters will have a regularly rotating selection of stock, as well as a catalogue to shop from. It's worth visiting every day, as there will be cool new clothing items to check out.

Inside the shop | Jake Green/USG

That's all you need to know about The Able Sisters. For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to check out Caty's review. Elsewhere, there's Hirun's writeup of how cloud saving works.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who now heads up guides for USG. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and will play literally any game with monkeys in it. He has an unhealthy obsession with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

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