How to unlock the Able Sisters Tailor Shop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Shirts and Shoes galore!

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a ton of returning features and stores for players to unlock over time including the loveable Able Sisters Tail store.

The shop, which can be unlocked through certain methods, has a bunch of different clothing items for you to dress your character up in though the process of getting this store is both time consuming, and silly, at best.

Here is what you need to do to get it for your own island.

Unlocking the Able Sisters is tricky. It requires a bit of luck and a lot of time and can take many weeks if the game doesn’t want you to get it yet.

After Nook’s Cranny officially opens and you enter for the first time, you will be greeted by a small cutscene involving Timmy, Tommy, and Mabel. Mabel will talk about how she will bring some wares to the island over time to sell.

On certain days, Mable will appear in front of Resident Services selling some goods. Go up to her and buy what you can and after three days of appearances, she will request to open a store on your island. Of course, say yes and she will give you a tent.

It’s then a case of, like everything before it, finding a place for the Tailor Store on your island. The Process to get it is incredibly time-consuming so if you feel like cheating, perhaps just time travel the days away until Mabel appears three times to get the store on your island, otherwise it could take up to a month to finally get the Able Sisters permanently on your island.