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"You come back now, OK?"
— Mabel, Animal Crossing: City Folk
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Artwork of Mabel from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival.
Species Gender
Hedgehog Female
Service Able Sisters clerk
Birthday May 22nd
Star sign Gemini Gemini
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Doubutsu no Mori (film),
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival,
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Mabel (きぬよ, Kinuyo) is a character in the Animal Crossing series, co-owning the Able Sisters tailor shop, one of the two stores that can be found in the player's town, with her older sister, Sable. She is the charismatic one out of the sisters, who assists customers with their purchases. Her Japanese name is derived from kinu, meaning silk.

Physical Appearance[edit]

Mabel is a blue hedgehog with brown-orange cheeks and black eyes, eyebrows, and snout. Like her sister, she has no visible mouth, so instead visibly talks by moving her nose. She wears a green and white gingham apron and has a head full of large, spiky bristles.


She does not directly speak about her past - which is given away by Sable once talking to her. She may bicker from time to time with Sable, about who does most of the work within the business. She rarely mentions her parents, but from what is learned through Sable, she was too young to know who they were at the time of the crash. She was raised by her sister, as at the time she was an infant.


Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Mabel from Animal Crossing.

Although absent in the original Doubutsu no Mori, Mabel makes an appearance in its enhanced GameCube port, Animal Crossing, as the owner of The Able Sisters along with her older sister Sable. Within the shop, Mabel helps the player design clothing patterns that can be put on clothes and umbrellas, as well as store designs for the player.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

Artwork of Mabel from Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Mabel returns in Animal Crossing: Wild World, where her role is the same as it was in Animal Crossing, except now she also sells hats and accessories. Additionally, the player is also able to sell clothing items to her, for a much higher price than if the player simply sells them to Tom Nook. During January, however, Sable will get depressed, much to Mabel's bewilderment. Due to Mabel's age, she knows little of the subject, but does have experiences related to these subjects. The following can be matched with Sable's statement to get an accurate picture:

"Well, so there's this cedar box that my sis keeps all her treasures in, right? And she's never showed me what was inside that thing. Not even once! But then, this one time, long ago, I saw the front of what looked like... an important letter. At least, that's what I THOUGHT it was..."
— Mabel on the cedar box Sable was sent, Animal Crossing: Wild World
"Yeah, so there's this pair of scissors that my Sis has been using forever, right? When they got too dull to use, I said she should buy a new pair, but... It was the weirdest thing! When I did, she completely flipped out on me! I know it's important to take care of your things, but... That's ridiculous!"
— Mabel on Sable's old scissors, Animal Crossing: Wild World
"Well, lately, at night, my sis has been sitting at the window, staring at the night sky. She says that in the winter, a certain constellation becomes visible... It's kinda weird.. the stuff my sis knows about... You know, constellations and meanings of flowers, that kinda stuff... "
— Mabel on Sable's knowledge of her constellation, Animal Crossing: Wild World

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Mabel in Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Mabel's role is virtually unchanged from Wild World, although she now assists the player with making PRO designs, as the player themselves now have the ability to self-edit designs. When talking to her, she soon learns that she may in fact have an older sister called Labelle, a worker in GracieGrace - a store in the city. Mabel has no contact with Labelle, due to her having an argument with Sable, who felt she abandoned the family when their parents died. Mabel wishes to get them talking again.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

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Artwork of Mabel in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Mabel's role remains unchanged in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as she works in the Able Sisters along with her sisters Sable and Labelle. However, if the player purchases 51 articles of clothing, they can obtain a Mannequin from her.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

Mabel as she appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Mabel reappears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, running the Able Sisters To Go shop with her older sister Sable. The shop sells three pieces of clothing per day, and is located in the Market Place.

Villager Info[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#207 Mabel - Series 3
Type: Special
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: May 22nd
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Paper
207 Mabel amiibo card NA.png
206 Pete List of amiibo cards
#207 Mabel
208 Leif

RV Description[edit]

When visiting Mabel's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"The public face of the Able Sisters, she dearly loves Sable and Labelle, but she needs her own space too. Solo car camping is just the thing!"

Other Appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Mabel appears as a trophy and will occasionally appear in the background of the Smashville stage.

Sable & Mabel Trophy Brawl.png #269 Sable & Mabel
Sisters who run the Able Sisters tailor shop. Mabel's the younger sibling, the one who deals with customers. Her older sister, Sable, sits at the sewing machine in the back of the shop. Sable's shy and will look slightly miffed if you speak to her. If you drop by to chat with her every day, however, she'll gradually warm up and share some stories with you.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival[edit]

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Mabel as she appears in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

In Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Mabel appears as a playable character when her amiibo is scanned into the game. She behaves the same way as all other playable characters.

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

Like many other special visitors and characters, Mabel appears in Doubutsu no Mori (film) alongside Sable in the Able Sisters store. She has a minor role in the film, only appearing when Ai, the main character, enters the store to deliver a few boxes from Tom Nook.


Official Artwork[edit]

Sprites and Models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Pili Likely derived from the Spanish comic acting duo comprised of twin sisters Pili and Mili and/or Pili & Mili, a women's clothing store located in London
French Layette A clothing set for a newborn child
Italian Agostina Her shortened name, "Ago", means "needle"; it's also used in the shop's Italian name, Ago & Filo
Russian Мэйбл
Transcription of English name