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 and MEDICOM TOY Come Together for New Mickey Mouse BE@RBRICK
Design

BAPE and MEDICOM TOY Come Together for New Mickey Mouse BE@RBRICK

Offered in three variations.

The BAPEX TYPE-4 Arrives in a New "Gold/Black" Construction
Fashion

The BAPEX TYPE-4 Arrives in a New "Gold/Black" Construction

Along with a clean “Silver” iteration.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Palace, HUMAN MADE, BAPE, Stüssy and more.

Off-White™ x BAPESTA Sneakers Confirmed Fake (UPDATE)
Footwear

Off-White™ x BAPESTA Sneakers Confirmed Fake (UPDATE)

Originally spotted at Louis Vuitton’s FW19 runway show.

BAPE & MCM Ready Graphic-Heavy Capsule for FW19
Fashion

BAPE & MCM Ready Graphic-Heavy Capsule for FW19

Ranging from apparel, leather goods and footwear.

BAPE Drops ABC CAMO iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro Cases
Fashion

BAPE Drops ABC CAMO iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Pro Cases

Available in green, blue and pink.

A Bathing Ape & Outdoor Products Release a Series of Travel-Friendly Bags
Fashion

A Bathing Ape & Outdoor Products Release a Series of Travel-Friendly Bags

Available for kids as well.

BAPE Readies New BAPE STA Mids for FW19
Footwear

BAPE Readies New BAPE STA Mids for FW19

Elevate your sneaker rotation.

BAPE Takes Over 2019 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Podium
Fashion 

BAPE Takes Over 2019 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix Podium

Now that’s a podium finish.

BAPE and MCM Tease Collaborative Capsule
Fashion

BAPE and MCM Tease Collaborative Capsule

A hybrid of luxury craftsmanship and street-friendly sensibilities.

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