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.

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
BAPE Drops New Outdoor Camping Range With HELINOX
Design

BAPE Drops New Outdoor Camping Range With HELINOX

Perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts.

BAPE Unveils Full Marvel Comics Collaboration
Fashion

BAPE Unveils Full Marvel Comics Collaboration

Gearing up for ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

BespokeIND Patches Custom Nike Air Force 1 With Classic Swoosh Renditions
Footwear

BespokeIND Patches Custom Nike Air Force 1 With Classic Swoosh Renditions

With logo references from NIGO, Virgil Abloh and Tyler, the Creator.

BAPE Drops an Exclusive NYC-Themed Collection
Fashion

BAPE Drops an Exclusive NYC-Themed Collection

A tribute to the Big Apple.

Marvel & BAPE Tease an Upcoming Retro-Themed Collaboration
Fashion

Marvel & BAPE Tease an Upcoming Retro-Themed Collaboration

Celebrating the debut looks of iconic superheroes.

BAPE & NEIGHBORHOOD's Shark Hoodie Incense Chamber Receives an Official Release Date
Design

BAPE & NEIGHBORHOOD's Shark Hoodie Incense Chamber Receives an Official Release Date

A must-have for APE heads.

BAPE Hong Kong Celebrates Its 13th Anniversary With Special Capsule
Fashion

BAPE Hong Kong Celebrates Its 13th Anniversary With Special Capsule

Featuring accessories from PORTER.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion  

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, mastermind JAPAN x BAPE, AWGE x NEEDLES and Palace.

mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN Debuts a 2019 Summer Capsule
Fashion

mastermind vs A BATHING APE® JAPAN Debuts a 2019 Summer Capsule

Featuring a double-hooded Shark Hoodie.

The BAPE x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas Capsule Goes Global in This Week's Footwear Drops
Footwear  

The BAPE x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas Capsule Goes Global in This Week's Footwear Drops

Along with more collaborative models from Kiko Kostadinov, UNDERCOVER, JW Anderson, and more.
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