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 Gears up for Halloween With Special Capsule
Fashion

BAPE Gears up for Halloween With Special Capsule

Check out the ghoulish designs.

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.

BAPE Expands Its Home Décor Line With ABC CAMO Shark Rug & Paper Weight
Fashion

BAPE Expands Its Home Décor Line With ABC CAMO Shark Rug & Paper Weight

Spruce up your living space.

BAPE Drops ABC CAMO Socks Injected With Traditional Japanese Stylings
Footwear

BAPE Drops ABC CAMO Socks Injected With Traditional Japanese Stylings

Perfect for home.

BAPE Readies Second Formula 1 Collaboration
Fashion

BAPE Readies Second Formula 1 Collaboration

Shark Hoodies included.

BAPE's Skull Sta Makes a Return This Fall
Footwear

BAPE's Skull Sta Makes a Return This Fall

In two colorway options.

BAPE Releases New Mitchell & Ness NBA Jerseys
Fashion

BAPE Releases New Mitchell & Ness NBA Jerseys

Featuring the Raptors, Lakers and more.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Moncler Genius, AWGE, BAPE, ASSC and more.

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