Able Sisters

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This article is about the Able Sisters store. For information on the Able sisters, look at their individual pages; Mabel, Sable and Labelle.

Able Sisters
Outside the Able Sisters store
Inside the Able Sisters with Mabel and Sable
Service Tailor Shop
Services Clothes,
PRO Designs
Opening hours 8 a.m.-11 p.m. (10 a.m.-9 p.m. in New Leaf)
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Doubutsu no Mori (film)

Able Sisters is a clothing shop/tailor shop, and 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. Sable was left to look after her younger sister, Mabel, who at the time was an infant. As with all shops, whenever the player enters or leaves the shop, the bell on the door will chime the first half of the town tune.

The locations are different in every Animal Crossing game. In Animal Crossing, it is located in the F acres. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, it is placed directly east of Nook's shop. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, it can be placed anywhere in the town. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it is located on Main Street.


Pictures hung within the Able Sisters
The main products that the player can purchase from Able Sisters include clothes, such as shirts and pants, umbrellas, masks, helmets, hats, glasses, and accessories. In addition, the player is able to try on the clothes and accessories before they are bought, by clicking the item with which Mabel will reply with a list of options - trying on being one of them.
Label's section of the shop

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, clothing items can be sold to Mabel. She will pay the same price as Tom Nook.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the layout of the store is changed somewhat, and the store has two entrances. Mabel and Sable are present in the left side of the shop. Most clothing items are sold here, designs are on display, and eventually Sable allows the player to use the QR codes machine. The right side of the Able Sisters is managed by Labelle, who helps the player buy hats, accessories and umbrellas. Eventually, Shampoodle is built above the shop, and Kicks to the right.


Mabel and Sable's section of the shop

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.

PRO designs[edit]

A PRO design is a design made in City Folk and New Leaf. Costing 350 Bells in City Folk and 500 Bells in New Leaf, the player can design a front, back, and two sleeves to otherwise one-design around clothes. In both games, the player must talk to Mabel to design one, unlike standard designs that can be made anywhere. In New Leaf, PRO designs can have long, short, or no sleeves. PRO designs take up one pattern slot, and, like normal patterns, can be displayed and used through the Able Sisters.


Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

The Able Sisters have their own trophy in both versions, but must be unlocked through a challenge in the Wii U version.

AbleSistersTrophyWiiU.png #621 (3DS) 548 (Wii U) Able Sisters
NTSC-U: Able Sisters is a clothing and tailoring shop run by three completely different sisters. The oldest, Sable, quietly sews in the corner. The middle child, Labelle, sells accessories, and the youngest, Mabel, greets customers cheerfully. They fought in the past but have put that behind them!

PAL: The three Able sisters are like chalk and cheese...and thread, but running a clothes shop makes good use of their strengths: Sable works quietly at the sewing machine, Labelle sells accessories, and the cheerful Mabel welcomes people in. Despite their quirks, they get along well...usually.
Random (3DS)
Collect all of the custom outfits. (Wii U)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Hermanas Manitas Handy Sisters
Italian Ago & Filo "Needle and Thread"; it's also a pun on the sisters' Italian names, Agostina and Filomena