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.

Founded 1993
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
Website bape.com
Hebru Brantley Teases Upcoming BAPE Collaboration
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Hebru Brantley Teases Upcoming BAPE Collaboration

‘Fly Boy’ and APE HEAD collide.
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BAPE Celebrates 25 Years With First "BAPE XXV" Capsule
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BAPE Celebrates 25 Years With First "BAPE XXV" Capsule

With a special celebratory camo.
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Shine Bright With BAPE's Swarovski Ape Head Polos
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Shine Bright With BAPE's Swarovski Ape Head Polos

Ice.
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Kid Influencers Kingston and Kaui Show Us Their Favorite BAPE and Balenciaga Gear
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Kid Influencers Kingston and Kaui Show Us Their Favorite BAPE and Balenciaga Gear

Take a tour of their closets.

BAPE Drops ABC CAMO iPhone Cases
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BAPE Drops ABC CAMO iPhone Cases

In green, blue, and pink.
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BAPE Drops Eye Catching Shark Packs for Summer
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BAPE Drops Eye Catching Shark Packs for Summer

Available in green or yellow.
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BAPE Covers a Scarf in Ape Heads
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BAPE Covers a Scarf in Ape Heads

There’s no mistaking who made this accessory.
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BAPE's 1ST CAMO Beach Shorts Arrive Just in Time for Summer
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BAPE's 1ST CAMO Beach Shorts Arrive Just in Time for Summer

For the streets or the sand.
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BAPE & ic! berlin Put Camo on Sunglasses for New Eyewear Collaboration
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BAPE & ic! berlin Put Camo on Sunglasses for New Eyewear Collaboration

Functionality meets form.
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10 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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10 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

A colorful assortment of pieces for your warm-weather roster.
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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