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 Teams up With G-SHOCK on an Exclusive 25th Anniversary Model
Fashion

BAPE Teams up With G-SHOCK on an Exclusive 25th Anniversary Model

Camo and Ape heads throughout.

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with These Five Luxurious Mooncakes
Food 

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with These Five Luxurious Mooncakes

890 calories of deliciousness.

BAPE Teams up With Hebru Brantley & Social Status on a 1000% BE@RBRICK
Design

BAPE Teams up With Hebru Brantley & Social Status on a 1000% BE@RBRICK

To celebrate the Japanese stalwart’s 25th anniversary.

Images of Possible BAPE x adidas UltraBOOST Sample Emerge
Footwear

Images of Possible BAPE x adidas UltraBOOST Sample Emerge

See how BAPE camo looks in Primeknit.

BAPE Teases Star-Studded 25th Anniversary Collaborations
Fashion

BAPE Teases Star-Studded 25th Anniversary Collaborations

Everyone from Barbie to Swarovski.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme’s CDG SHIRT box logo pieces, BAPE, Palace, Gucci and more.

BAPE Prepares to Release an Upcoming 'The Predator' Collaboration
Fashion

BAPE Prepares to Release an Upcoming 'The Predator' Collaboration

Immediately following the film’s release.

BAPE x adidas adizero Football Cleats Revealed By DeAndre Hopkins
Footwear

BAPE x adidas adizero Football Cleats Revealed By DeAndre Hopkins

A first look at the upcoming collaborative footwear.

BAPE Set to Release Fierce Shark Cloud Stas
Footwear

BAPE Set to Release Fierce Shark Cloud Stas

In both black or white.

BAPE x adidas's Rumored 2019 Release Also Includes Shark Hoodies, Helmet & More
Fashion

BAPE x adidas's Rumored 2019 Release Also Includes Shark Hoodies, Helmet & More

Potential ultraBOOSTs already got teased with news of cleats also coming.
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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