A Bathing Ape

BAPE

A Bathing Ape, also known as BAPE, is a Japanese streetwear brand founded in 1993 by NIGO. It encompasses men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, as well as a variety of accessories and lifestyle items. In 2011, it was announced that Hong Kong-based fashion conglomerate I.T Group purchased the brand for $2.8 million USD, and by 2013 NIGO had stepped down from the brand’s creative helm.

Founded 1993
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
Website bape.com
BAPE Crafts a New Pair of Shark Damaged Denim Pants
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BAPE Crafts a New Pair of Shark Damaged Denim Pants

Lightweight and slightly faded.
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BAPE Unveils 3M Reflective Hooded Jackets
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BAPE Unveils 3M Reflective Hooded Jackets

Black, white and grey.
9,072 Hypes 5 Comments

10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

STAMPD x BAPE, Saturdays NYC x fragment, mastermind WORLD and more.
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BAPE & STAMPD Reveal Full Collaborative Collection
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BAPE & STAMPD Reveal Full Collaborative Collection

Including a new take on the classic Shark hoodie.
12,027 Hypes 2 Comments

BAPE Applies Signature ABC Camo on New Neck Pillows
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BAPE Applies Signature ABC Camo on New Neck Pillows

Turn heads at TSA.
3,476 Hypes 2 Comments

Raf Simons x Eastpak & Eight Other Essential European Drops
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Raf Simons x Eastpak & Eight Other Essential European Drops

Including the arrival of BAPE x Dr. Martens.
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BAPE's Ape Head Motif Adorns a Limited Capsule of Rib Collared T-Shirts
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BAPE's Ape Head Motif Adorns a Limited Capsule of Rib Collared T-Shirts

Long-sleeve pieces in black and white options.
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BAPE Unveils Limited Shark MA-1 Flight Jackets
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BAPE Unveils Limited Shark MA-1 Flight Jackets

Tonal black, olive green, and greyish beige options.
6,127 Hypes 4 Comments

10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Gucci, Uniqlo U, PACCBET x Carhartt WIP and more.
13,371 Hypes 12 Comments

BAPE Launches New High-End Collection "A BATHING APE® BLACK"
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BAPE Launches New High-End Collection "A BATHING APE® BLACK"

Signature items given a luxury twist.
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2013

Celebrated 20th anniversary

2011

Hong Kong fashion conglomerate I.T Group acquired BAPE

2007

Collaborated with Kanye West

2006

Opened BAPE STORE in Central, Hong Kong

2004

Launched Shark Full ZIp Hoodie
Opened BAPE STORE in Soho, New York

2003

Collaborated with adidas BAPE 10th Anniversary Part feat. Pharrell, Clipse, and Fam-Lay
Collaborated with Pharrel William's record label STAR TRACK

2002

Opened first A Bathing Ape store in London

2001

Launched BAPE X PEPSI Campaign

1998

Opened first A Bathing Ape store “BUSY WORK SHOP” in Harajuku

1993

Launched the first A Bathing Ape t-shirt series
Founded by DJ Nigo