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Crazy Redd's, also known as the black market, is a store run by Redd, a fox who maintains a shifty nature. The shop contains items that can also be bought from Tom Nook in his store, but for a higher price. Redd as well has items sold exclusively by Redd which cannot be found anywhere else. The store restocks once every week.

The shop also sells paintings which can be forgeries - these can be identified by Blathers, or when the player tries to sell one to Tom Nook. If it is identified as a fake the name of the painting will change to Forged Painting. In New Leaf, Forged paintings have subtle differences from the actual paintings, allowing them to be determined before buying. (e.g. in the "Famous Painting" Mona Lisa's hands rest with the viewers left on top and the viewers right on bottom, the forgery is the opposite.) The shop is the only place (except for two paintings at Nook's) that sells paintings.

In New Horizons, the traditional tent is replaced by Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler.

In Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, Crazy Redd's tent appears at random times during the year. To enter, the player will receive a letter signed by Redd in advance, telling the player when the shop will appear. To find the exact place where the shop is, ask Copper at the Police Station. Copper will tell the player the square on the map where Crazy Redd's tent is located. Unlike in later games, Redd does not sell forgery.

In Wild World

Menu for entering Redd's password in Wild World

In Wild World, the shop appears once a week outside Town Hall. The player will be sent a letter containing a password (see Redd's Passwords below) or, if the shop has not been visited, given a password by a villager in the town. The player must also pay a fee of 3,000 Bells to buy something from his shop for the first time. When signing up for insurance with Lyle, the player will be asked about Redd and given days of the week as answers. The day chosen will be the day the shop appears. Lyle also sells insurance for forged paintings, which suggests these paintings are then returned to Crazy Redd's to be sold once again.

Exclusive items of furniture only found at Crazy Redd's are worth 151 points each, while paintings (that are not forgeries) are worth 412 points by the Happy Room Academy.

Passwords to enter Redd's Shop

These passwords below are for Wild World only.

Redd's Phrase  Player's Answer
An open wallet is often empty
Ask and you shall be charged
Bottom dollar top dog
Courage is nice cash is freedom
Crazy Redd is 35
Even robbers have safes
Fan in one hand cash in other
Foot in the door eye on prize
For Redd's fans shop here again
Get an education or win it big
Give 2 cents ask for change
Golden ingots? Redd Bells
Grass is greener on my side
Head in sand find something
Honest/Healthy souls can be bought
Hot and cold money makes it
I'm all alone but I have cash
Life expectancy Redd is 35
Look at people wallets full
Neighborhood Raccoon one ugly fellow
No flowers just cash
No money means no fun
Roses have high prices
Rough childhood lax adulthood
Someone to wed no way Nook
Spoiled rotten bean curd
Talk is cheap so is Redd
Thankless task goes unpaid
The cat's away mice shop
The pen is mightier and cheaper
Turn back what'd you miss
What's fabulous is inside
What's inside is fabulous
Why buy the cow get milk here

In City Folk

In City Folk, Crazy Redd's appears as a small building in the city to the left down what villagers call a "bravery trail". It is open from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM. No one is allowed inside without an invitation, which must be given to the player by a villager in their town, or another playable character who has been given an invite by Redd himself. The player can get an invitation by talking to the villagers in their town. Eventually, someone will ask the player if they have heard of Redd's shop. If the player replies no, the villager will tell them about Redd's. When they ask if the player wants an invitation, reply yes, and one will be sent to their house the next day. However, there is still a fee to even get the player's foot through his mysterious door. It costs 3,000 bells to get in once an invitation has been shown. It's best to watch out when purchasing products, considering the overpricing and high amounts of forgeries Redd will sell.

In New Leaf

Crazy Redd's tent

In New Leaf, Crazy Redd's appears at the town plaza on a random day, except for Sunday, and no more than once per week. He may not appear at all on a given week. No password or invitation is required to enter the tent. Inside, the player can select from four different items of art, including paintings, statues, and sculptures; Redd explains that he is now exclusively in the art dealing business and no longer sells furniture. Only one item can be purchased per customer per day, so if the player makes a purchase, they must wait until Redd visits town again to buy another item. Note that purchasing from Redd in one town will count in all other towns where Redd has set up shop, therefore ensuring that only one item will be purchased from him that day. All purchases are delivered by mail to customers after Redd closes up shop. Each time Redd comes to town, there are at least 2, but all can be forged paintings.

In New Horizons

In New Horizons, Redd will appear randomly on the players island and attempt to sell them a painting for an outstanding price. After lowering the price to approximately 5,000 bells, you'll bring it to Blathers for appraisal at the Museum. Typically the first painting he sells you is authentic. After you donate the painting to Blathers wait a few days until Redd shows up randomly on your island once more. Speak to him again and he'll invite you to his shady boat which can be found on your secret beach. He sells multiple paintings however you're only able to purchase one on that given day. If you have more than one account you can purchase another through this method only. The painting will be sent to the player by mail instead of it being directly in their inventory. For any future visits Redd's boat will now be marked on the player's map docked at the secret beach.

Animal Crossing: The Movie

In Animal Crossing: The Movie, Crazy Redd's store is set up during the Fireworks Show. However, unlike the games, Redd is selling his goods outside of his tent, while his supplies are all hiding inside. Redd tricks Yu and Alfonso into purchasing a fake Golden Slingshot. Claiming that the fake Slingshot was rare, he actually had an entire box filled with the slingshots hidden inside his tent.


When buying paintings from Crazy Redd's, there is always chance that the painting is a forgery. This is found out when a player tries to donate or sell the item. Nook or Blathers (which ever the case may be) points it out. In the case of a forgery, the selling price is 10 bells and its HRA points are lower than if it were the original painting. However, not all paintings from Redd's are forged.

In New Leaf, Redd also sells statues and sculptures. Like paintings, there is a chance that these items are forgeries, but forgeries usually bear some distinguishing feature or detail that is different or not present in the genuine article.

In New Horizons, similar to New Leaf Redd will sell statues on his boat and gives the player the option to take a closer look at any of the art on display.

Item list

The following items are exclusive to Crazy Redd's store prior to New Leaf.

Amazing machine
Any painting (except the basic painting and common painting)
Baby bed
Backyard pool
Basketball hoop
Black katana
Black knight
Black rook
Blue bed
Blue table
Cabana bed
Cabana chair
Cabin chair
Cabin dresser
Classic vanity
Classic wardrobe
Clear model
Deer scare
Dice stereo
Exotic bed
Exotic table
Frog woman pole
Green dresser
Green wardrobe
High-end stereo
Hospital bed
Jomon pottery
Judge's bell
Kiddie bed
Kiddie clock
Lawn mower
Lefty lucky cat
Lovely armoire
Lovely end table
Lucky black cat
Mama panda
Medicine chest
Modern end table
Modern wardrobe
Pantheon post
Paper tiger
Raccoon figurine
Ranch chair
Ranch dresser
Raven pole
Red corner
Regal bed
Regal chair
Saddle fence
Saw horse
Snake plant
Space shuttle
Steam roller
Super toilet
Tabletop game
Timpano drum
White katana
White knight
White rook
Wide-screen TV


  • In New Leaf, the player is explicitly told that only one item per day can be bought from Crazy Redd's. This means that if the player goes to another player's town with Crazy Redd, the purchase is still counted in their hometown and cannot buy another item from another player town's Crazy Redd's.
  • It's implied through Redd himself that he and Nook used to be in business together, but ended their partnership over Redd wanting to sell forgeries and charge exorbitant prices.
  • It is stated in Wild World that Redd is 35 years old.

In other languages

Crazy Redd's
Language Name
Spain Spanish Tienda de Ladino
South Korea Korean 블랙 마켓


Main series

Animal Crossing
Able SistersAnimal IslandDumpFortune ShopHappy Room AcademyHouseNook's CrannyMuseumPolice StationPost OfficeReset Monitoring CenterTown HallTrain StationWishing Well

Wild World
Able SistersFortune ShopHappy Room AcademyHouseMuseumNook's CrannyObservatoryThe RoostTown HallTown Gate

City Folk
Able SistersBus StopCity (Auction HouseFortune ShopGracieGraceHappy Room AcademyShampoodleThe Marquee) • HouseNook's CrannyObservatoryMuseumReset Surveillance CenterThe RoostTown HallTown Gate

New Leaf
Able SistersCampsite (NL)Crazy Redd'sHouseIsland ToursMain Street (Club LOLDream SuiteFortune ShopGardening StoreHappy Home ShowcaseKicksMuseum (Museum Shop and Exhibition Rooms) • Nookling stores (Nookling JunctionT&T MartSuper T&TT.I.Y. (Gardening Store) • T&T Emporium (Gardening StoreGracieGrace)) • Nook's Homes (NL) (Happy Home Academy) • Photo BoothPost OfficeShampoodle) • PlazaPolice StationReset Surveillance CenterRe-TailThe RoostTortimer IslandTown HallTrain Station
Added in Welcome Amiibo
CampgroundRV (NL)

New Horizons
Able SistersCampsite (NH)Deserted IslandDodo AirlinesHarv's IslandHouseMuseumNook's CrannyResident Services
Added in updates
Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Added in Happy Home Paradise
ArchipelagoParadise Planning

Spin-off series

Happy Home Designer
Nook's Homes (HHD)Main Street

Pocket Camp
Breezy HollowCamper (PC)CabinGardenHappy HomeroomLost Lure CreekMarket PlaceOK MotorsSaltwater ShoresShovelstrike QuarrySunburst Island