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, Medicom Toy and Mika Ninagawa Debut Full, Color-Saturated Capsule Collection
Fashion

BAPE, Medicom Toy and Mika Ninagawa Debut Full, Color-Saturated Capsule Collection

50/50 Shark Hoodies and BE@RBRICKs join vibrant tees and clocks.

BAPE's Iconic Roadsta Gets Turned Into a Jogging Shoe
Footwear

BAPE's Iconic Roadsta Gets Turned Into a Jogging Shoe

In three retro colorways.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Palace, KITH, BAPE, Stone Island and more.

BAPE Is Dropping a Lil Yachty Capsule
Fashion

BAPE Is Dropping a Lil Yachty Capsule

Along with a chance to meet the artist.

The “Glow-In-The-Dark” adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Shines Bright in This Week's Footwear Drops
Footwear  

The “Glow-In-The-Dark” adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Shines Bright in This Week's Footwear Drops

Alongside releases from Nike, adidas, ASICS, and more.

BAPE & Suicoke's Collaborative DAO Sandals Receive Western Release
Footwear

BAPE & Suicoke's Collaborative DAO Sandals Receive Western Release

An extended drop for the adventurous slip-on silhouette.

Mr. Bathing Ape Unveils Clean Seasonal Essentials for SS19
Fashion

Mr. Bathing Ape Unveils Clean Seasonal Essentials for SS19

Featuring the label’s mustachioed Ape head.

BAPE Releases Special Schuco Mercedes Miniature for Its 25th Anniversary
Design

BAPE Releases Special Schuco Mercedes Miniature for Its 25th Anniversary

For the collectors out there.

AAPE+ Dishes out Utilitarian Sneakers for SS19
Footwear

AAPE+ Dishes out Utilitarian Sneakers for SS19

Featuring two different variations.

BAPE Readies for Summer With New ABC CAMO BAPESTAs
Footwear

BAPE Readies for Summer With New ABC CAMO BAPESTAs

Available in pink, blue and green.
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