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
Medicom Toy and BAPE Drop Camo Shark Hoodie BE@RBRICK
Design

Medicom Toy and BAPE Drop Camo Shark Hoodie BE@RBRICK

Dropping at the Japanese toymaker’s upcoming exhibition.

Medicom Toy Taps UNDERCOVER, fragment design, BAPE and More for Exhibition '19 Tees
Fashion

Medicom Toy Taps UNDERCOVER, fragment design, BAPE and More for Exhibition '19 Tees

Heavyweight collaborators design their own limited edition BE@RTEE.

BAPE Adds Leather Band Option to 1ST CAMO Type 3 BAPEX
Fashion

BAPE Adds Leather Band Option to 1ST CAMO Type 3 BAPEX

Luxe.

BAPE & RETROSUPERFUTURE Team up on a Camo-Heavy Eyewear Capsule
Fashion 

BAPE & RETROSUPERFUTURE Team up on a Camo-Heavy Eyewear Capsule

Featuring the Flat Top and Drew Mama models.

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

7 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring BAPE, Kapital, and Nas x Aimé Leon Dore.

BAPE Designs Exclusive Capsule for Nikki Beach
Fashion

BAPE Designs Exclusive Capsule for Nikki Beach

Releasing via pop-up starting this Friday.

Mr. Bathing Ape Gears up for FW19 With a Lineup of Elevated Essentials
Fashion

Mr. Bathing Ape Gears up for FW19 With a Lineup of Elevated Essentials

Fitted suits, choice outwear jackets and much more.

BAPE Drops Range of ABC CAMO Durags & Shooting Sleeves for FW19
Fashion

BAPE Drops Range of ABC CAMO Durags & Shooting Sleeves for FW19

More summer accessories.

BAPE's FW19 Collection Is Ruled by Layers, Camo and Essentials
Fashion

BAPE's FW19 Collection Is Ruled by Layers, Camo and Essentials

Arriving this week.

8 Outlandishly-Essential Items for Summer Break
Fashion 

8 Outlandishly-Essential Items for Summer Break

Enjoy the warmer months in style.

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