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
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Stadium Goods Provides a Look Into Its Coveted Winter Brands

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Warm essentials with style-sensibility.

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NIGO Returns to Sotheby's for “NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. 1.” Auction

The ultimate street culture auction is back.

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BAPE Adds Rhinestone Jewelry to Its Lineup

More BAPE bling.

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BAPE Collaborates With Seiko on a Diver's Watch

Dressed in ABC CAMO.

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Exclusive: Lil Wayne Stars in the UGG x BAPE SS19 Campaign

One of the year’s most surprising collaborations is nearly here.

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BAPE Finally Debuts in Russia With Special Pop-Up Event

A camouflage Bentley is the commemorative centerpiece.

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Take a Step Inside the BAPE x adidas Pop-Up in Atlanta

Ahead of the Patriots vs. Rams battle.
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