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
Lil Yachty, Kid Cudi, and Big Sean Kick off the Return of the BAPE HEADS SHOW
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Lil Yachty, Kid Cudi, and Big Sean Kick off the Return of the BAPE HEADS SHOW

What?! No Teriyaki Boyz?

A First Look at the BAPE x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas POD-S3.1
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A First Look at the BAPE x NEIGHBORHOOD x adidas POD-S3.1

Another collaboration in the pipeline.

BAPE Drops New Glow-In-The-Dark Mask
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BAPE Drops New Glow-In-The-Dark Mask

Winter ready wears.

BAPE Updates the Type 1 BAPEX With Gold and Silver
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BAPE Updates the Type 1 BAPEX With Gold and Silver

Just in time for the holidays.

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Teams up With BAPE for Playful Collaboration
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'Ralph Breaks the Internet' Teams up With BAPE for Playful Collaboration

Ralph and Vanellope play nice with Milo.

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

Featuring Heron Preston, A-COLD-WALL*, BAPE and Supreme.

Every Item From the PSG x BAPE Capsule Collection
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Every Item From the PSG x BAPE Capsule Collection

A complete look at the entire collaboration.

BAPE Taps Dr. Martens for Golden Steel Toe Boots
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BAPE Taps Dr. Martens for Golden Steel Toe Boots

A premium take on a workwear classic.

BAPE Debuts Exclusive BAPE HEADS SHOW T-Shirt Designs
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BAPE Debuts Exclusive BAPE HEADS SHOW T-Shirt Designs

Featuring the heads of Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Lil Yachty, Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean.

A Closer Look at BAPE & PSG's Upcoming Collaboration
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A Closer Look at BAPE & PSG's Upcoming Collaboration

Celebrating one year of BAPE’s Paris flagship.
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