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
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Gucci, Uniqlo U, PACCBET x Carhartt WIP and more.
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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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BAPE Unveils Tiger Snowboard Jacket
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BAPE Unveils Tiger Snowboard Jacket

New look for shredding season.
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BAPE Launches Sports Line With New Golf Set
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BAPE Launches Sports Line With New Golf Set

Including BAPE-branded golf balls.
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BLENDS' Latest Editorial Highlights Dr. Martens & BAPE's Latest Team Up

Dapper.
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BAPE Unleashes a Special "Patched" Capsule for Spring/Summer 2018
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BAPE Unleashes a Special "Patched" Capsule for Spring/Summer 2018

MA-1 flight jackets, hoodies, and more heavily-branded wares.
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Streetwear essentials.
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A Closer Look at the Dr. Martens x BAPE Collaboration
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A Closer Look at the Dr. Martens x BAPE Collaboration

In stores next week.
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A Bathing Ape Is Bringing Back the BAPE CARD
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A Bathing Ape Is Bringing Back the BAPE CARD

For the diehard fans.
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BAPE Set to Drop New Hooded Camo Shirts
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BAPE Set to Drop New Hooded Camo Shirts

Mixing camo shirts and shark hoodies.
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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