The Nookling Stores of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and How to Unlock Them

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We all know that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has a lot of stores but do you know the details? We’re going over all of the major stores soon and how to unlock them. Today’s post is all about the Nookling stores in New Leaf so keep reading for all the details!

Let’s get the first major change out of the way: Tom Nook no longer operates the stores, instead his former assistants Timmy & Tommy have taken over operation. For this reason, I will often be referring to the stores as Nookling stores or Timmy & Tommy stores.

Nookling Junction – 8AM to 10PM (Early Bird: 6AM, Night Owl: Midnight)

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Nookling Junction is the starter Nookling store in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It’s the most similar to Nook’s Cranny in previous games with only the most basic offerings and average hours of operation.

You’ll find two Tools, two pieces of Furniture, one Wallpaper + Carpet, one Stationery, one Wrapping Paper, and one Fortune Cookie.

T&T Mart – 7AM to Midnight (Early Bird: 6AM, Night Owl: 5AM)

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T&T Mart is the second Nookling store in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It’s the most similar to Nook N’ Go in previous games with slightly improved offerings and amazing hours of operation.

You’ll find three Tools, three pieces of Furniture, two Fortune Cookies, two Wallpaper + Carpet, one Stationery, one Wrapping Paper, and one Medicine. Additionally, the catalog machine will become available allowing you to order items which you have previously obtained.

Expansion Criteria:

  • 10,000 Bell house downpayment completed
  • 12,000 Bells spent at Nookling Junction
  • 7 days passed since your first Public Work Project

Super T&T – 9AM to 8PM (Early Bird: 6AM, Night Owl: Midnight)

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Super T&T is the third Nookling store in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It’s the most similar to Nookway in previous games with average offerings and the most limited hours of operation.

You’ll find four pieces of Furniture, three Tools, two Fortune Cookies, two Wallpaper + Carpet, two Stationery, one Wrapping Paper, one Medicine, and one Melody Card. Additionally, wall Furniture pieces will begin to appear for sale. These pieces of Furniture are unique to New Leaf in that they actually attach to the wall like a clock.

Expansion Criteria:

  • 25,000 Bells spent at T&T Mart
  • 10 days passed since opening of T&T Mart
  • 10 days passed since opening of the Garden Shop

T.I.Y – 10AM to 11PM (Early Bird: 6AM, Night Owl: 3AM)

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T.I.Y is the fourth Nookling store in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Being the fourth store you would think it would be similar to Nookingtons in the previous games but it actually lacks a second floor. However, it still retains a great selection of goods and fairly good hours of operation.

You’ll find five pieces of Furniture, three Tools, two Fortune Cookies, two Wallpaper + Carpet, two Stationery, one Wrapping Paper, one Medicine, one Melody Card, and one Music. Additionally, the Garden Center* will merge into the main Nookling building rather than a separate building like the previous stores.

Expansion Criteria:

  • 50,000 Bells spent at Super T&T
  • 21 days passed since opening of Super T&T

T&T Emporium – 9AM to 9PM (Early Bird: 6AM, Night Owl: Midnight)

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T&T Emporium is the fifth Nookling store in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, unprecedented as all previous games had only 4 stores. It’s most similar to Nookingtons in the massive amount of goods offered with 3 floors but that comes with reduced hours of operation.

The first floor has the main products, the second floor has all of the furniture a man could hope for, and the third floor houses Gracie Grace with expensive premium designer items!

Expansion Criteria:

  • Four completed satisfactory Gracie Fashion Checks
  • 100,000 Bells spent at T.I.Y
  • 30 days passed since opening of T.I.Y

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Phew! That’s about everything! I hope you’ll find it very informative with all of the details you could ever want. If you actually took the time to read the entire post, which store is your favourite? Sure, the T&T Emporium is the largest but the Convenience Store has fantastic hours! Leave a comment below.

Don’t forget to check back later in the week for more posts discussing the rest of the stores in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.