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 Drops Some Exclusive Gifts for the New Year
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BAPE Drops Some Exclusive Gifts for the New Year

Starting the year off right with camo.
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BAPE Drops Winter Camo Range
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BAPE Drops Winter Camo Range

Zip-ups, face masks, and other essentials.
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BAPE & Starter Black Label Ring in the New Year With Camo-Clad Collab
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BAPE & Starter Black Label Ring in the New Year With Camo-Clad Collab

Flex.
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BAPE Reveals Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
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BAPE Reveals Colorful Spring/Summer 2018 Collection

Featuring new pieces and classic graphics.
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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

For those post-holiday wish lists and to ring in the New Year right.
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BAPE Celebrates Lunar New Year With Year of the Dog Collection
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BAPE Celebrates Lunar New Year With Year of the Dog Collection

Baby Milo makes an appearance too.
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20 Years in 20 Collaborations: A Tribute to colette
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20 Years in 20 Collaborations: A Tribute to colette

Summing up the legacy of the iconic French retailer.
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BAPE Takes on the Winter Weather With "High-Tech Army" Collection
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BAPE Takes on the Winter Weather With "High-Tech Army" Collection

Featuring the Mad Ape motif.
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BAPE's Double Shark Hoodie Is a Game Changer
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BAPE's Double Shark Hoodie Is a Game Changer

For that layered look.
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11 Product Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week
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11 Product Drops You Don’t Want to Miss This Week

Last chance holiday gift items.
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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