Artwork of the Able Sisters in Animal Crossing'
|Opening hours||8 a.m.-11 p.m. (10 a.m.-9 p.m. in New Leaf)|
|Appearances||Doubutsu no Mori+,|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
The Able Sisters have their own trophy in both versions, but must be unlocked through a challenge in the Wii U version.
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Hermanas Manitas||Handy Sisters|
|French||Soeurs Doigts de Fée||Nimble fingers sisters|
|Italian||Sorelle Ago e Filo||"Needle and Thread"; it's also a pun on the sisters' Italian names, Agostina and Filomena|