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
Dr. Martens Launches 1460 Remastered Project With BAPE Collaboration
Footwear

Dr. Martens Launches 1460 Remastered Project With BAPE Collaboration

Celebrating 60 years of the silhouette.

BAPE and Seiko Unveil Diver's Watch in Black/Gray Camo
Fashion

BAPE and Seiko Unveil Diver's Watch in Black/Gray Camo

A sleek design for the classic timepiece.

BAPE BLACK Revitalizes Two Classic Reebok Silhouettes in New Footwear Collab
Footwear

BAPE BLACK Revitalizes Two Classic Reebok Silhouettes in New Footwear Collab

Both available in black or gray.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring BAPE, Stüssy, Raf Simons, Gucci and more.

BAPE Taps Pusha T for Latest BAPE HEADS-Inspired Capsule
Fashion

BAPE Taps Pusha T for Latest BAPE HEADS-Inspired Capsule

Featuring designs from the artist.

mastermind JAPAN vs A BATHING APE® Drops New Items for SS20
Fashion

mastermind JAPAN vs A BATHING APE® Drops New Items for SS20

Camo prints galore.

Modernica Exhibition Showcasing Takashi Murakami, BAPE & More Rare Collaborations to Be Held in Paris
Design

Modernica Exhibition Showcasing Takashi Murakami, BAPE & More Rare Collaborations to Be Held in Paris

During the city’s fashion week.

BAPE & The Weeknd Team up on Second Collaborative Capsule
Fashion

BAPE & The Weeknd Team up on Second Collaborative Capsule

Featuring a special camo print and much more.

BAPE's City-Exclusive T-Shirt Line Honors Four Fashion Capitals
Fashion

BAPE's City-Exclusive T-Shirt Line Honors Four Fashion Capitals

Including Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

BAPE Drops Exclusive Gifts for the New Year
Fashion

BAPE Drops Exclusive Gifts for the New Year

Redeem yours now.

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