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.
Celebrated 20th anniversary
Hong Kong fashion conglomerate I.T Group acquired BAPE
Collaborated with Kanye West
Opened BAPE STORE in Central, Hong Kong
Launched Shark Full ZIp Hoodie
Opened BAPE STORE in Soho, New York
Collaborated with adidas BAPE 10th Anniversary Part feat. Pharrell, Clipse, and Fam-Lay
Collaborated with Pharrel William's record label STAR TRACK
Opened first A Bathing Ape store in London
Launched BAPE X PEPSI Campaign
Opened first A Bathing Ape store “BUSY WORK SHOP” in Harajuku
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