Able Sisters is a clothing shop/tailor shop, one of the main stores in the Animal Crossing series. It is owned and run by Sable and Mabel, the Able sisters. The store was owned and run by their parents, until a fatal accident led to the business being handed over to Sable, who also had to take care of her younger sister, Mabel.
The store resembles a small cottage in all games except for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with an attic space inside the roof which may be the sisters' living area. It has an emerald green roof, with blue featured windows with white shutters. The store also has a large white door for the entrance, with the Able Sisters sign directly above it.
In New Leaf, the store is much larger with an external stairway leading up to the top floor which eventually becomes Shampoodle, where the Player can change their hairstyle. It retains the blue sign above the door, but no longer resembles a cottage.
LocationsEditThe locations are different in every Animal Crossing game.
In New LeafEdit
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the store can be found in the Mall. Upon starting the game it is next to Nookling Junction to the left of it, and the Museum to the right. However, once the player has upgraded Nookling Junction to T&T Mart, the Gardening Store will be built between the Nookling store and the Able Sisters store.
Initially, the only items Mabel and Sable offer in their store are shirts, designs and now trousers, which are new to the series. These take the place of accessories, which used to be on show in the top right of the store.
Labelle runs the accessories store which is accessed via the door on the right of the building, once upgraded. It can also be accessed through Mabel and Sable's section by going through from the right of their room.
The main products bought from Able Sisters are:
Clothes and accessories can be tried on before they are bought, by clicking the item with which Mabel will reply with a list of options - trying on being one of them.
Designs are created by talking to Mabel. Designs are player-created items that can be used as paintings, clothing, accessories and floor placings. They allow the player to create customizable objects that best suit their needs. They can be used as clothing, headgear, umbrellas, paintings (to put in your house), wallpaper, flooring or used as tiles to place outside on the ground.
A PRO design is a design you can make in City Folk that costs 350 Bells. Unlike most patterns in City Folk, you need to go to the Able Sisters to make one. When making a PRO design, you can customize the front, back, and each sleeve individually, rather than having the same pattern on the shirt. PRO designs take up one pattern slot, and, like normal patterns, can be displayed and used through the Able Sisters.