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
BAPE to Release Special 20th Anniversary Snoopy Ginza Collection
Fashion

BAPE to Release Special 20th Anniversary Snoopy Ginza Collection

A Japan exclusive.

James Bond on Streetwear’s Love Affair With Basketball & UNDEFEATED’s Foray Into the Asian Market
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James Bond on Streetwear’s Love Affair With Basketball & UNDEFEATED’s Foray Into the Asian Market

As the La Brea mainstay sets up its first store in Hong Kong.

BAPE NY Is Serving up Ice Cream With a Special Spoon
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BAPE NY Is Serving up Ice Cream With a Special Spoon

Nothing beats a cold snack on a hot day.

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

An exclusive UNDFTD x BAPE collection highlights this summer week’s must-cops.

BAPE & adidas Originals Link up on Camouflage adicolor Collection
Fashion

BAPE & adidas Originals Link up on Camouflage adicolor Collection

Featuring cobranded tracksuits and T-shirts.

Medicom Toy Exhibition 2018 to Offer Exclusive BE@RBRICKS & Merch
Design

Medicom Toy Exhibition 2018 to Offer Exclusive BE@RBRICKS & Merch

Featuring collabs with ‘Star Wars,’ BAPE, and more.

UNDEFEATED Teams up With BAPE on an Exclusive Hong Kong Capsule
Fashion

UNDEFEATED Teams up With BAPE on an Exclusive Hong Kong Capsule

To coincided with the launch of UNDEFEATED’s HK store.

UPDATE: BAPE x adidas's Rumored 2019 Collab Includes UltraBOOST & Cleats
Footwear

UPDATE: BAPE x adidas's Rumored 2019 Collab Includes UltraBOOST & Cleats

Another camo-covered runner.

BAPE Set to Release a Pair of Classic 1ST CAMO BAPE STA Mids
Footwear

BAPE Set to Release a Pair of Classic 1ST CAMO BAPE STA Mids

A throwback from the streetwear imprint.

BAPE's Football FW18 Collection Will Help Aid in World Cup Withdrawal
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BAPE's Football FW18 Collection Will Help Aid in World Cup Withdrawal

Releasing this weekend.

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
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