How to Unlock Able Sisters in Animal Crossing New Horizons

This article teaches you how to unlock the Able Sisters tailor shop in the Animal Crossing New Horizons game for Nintendo Switch with in-game screenshots. Unlocking Able Sisters will allow you to use custom patterns and designs in the game.

The Criteria

You need to meet the following criteria to unlock Able Sisters:

  • Build the Museum (5 critters to Tom Nook, then 15 critters to Blathers)
  • Build Nook’s Cranny (30 for each type of wood, 30 iron nuggets)
  • Completing both of the above will have Mabel visit your island randomly
  • Spend at least 5,000 Bells in Mabel’s pop-up shop

Speak to Mabel

After meeting all the criteria above, speak to Mabel and she will talk to you about opening a shop on the island. This may vary but it might take more than 1 visit for her to talk to you about this even if you already spend 5,000 Bells when she first visits. From our own experience, she visited the island twice before wanting to set up shop.

Choose a Plot

After speaking to Mabel, you will be able to select a plot to place for where you want the tailor shop to go. You won’t need any more materials to build this.

Wait for the Shop to be Built

After choosing where the Able Sisters tailor shop will be built, it will take two days for it to fully complete.

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve unlocked the Able Sisters tailor shop, you can check out a huge selection of clothes, shoes, and accessories that switch out everyday. You can also use all the custom design codes found on this website!

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The Able Sisters tailor shop is open from 9AM to 9PM on your island. Opening the shop will also add points for to your island rating!