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 and mastermind JAPAN Unleash Hong Kong Exclusive Capsule
Fashion

BAPE and mastermind JAPAN Unleash Hong Kong Exclusive Capsule

Ape Heads and skulls throughout.

BAPE LA Drops First Anniversary LA Lakers-Inspired Collection
Fashion

BAPE LA Drops First Anniversary LA Lakers-Inspired Collection

Reworking the iconic camo print.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, BAPE, KAWS, Palace and more.

BAPE Unveils Full F.C.Real Bristol Collaborative Capsule
Fashion

BAPE Unveils Full F.C.Real Bristol Collaborative Capsule

Landing in stores this weekend.

Ben Baller Designs BAPE-Inspired Puffy Link Chain for Kid Cudi
Fashion

Ben Baller Designs BAPE-Inspired Puffy Link Chain for Kid Cudi

Featuring “stoner eyes” requested by Cudi.

F.C.R.B. Drops Teaser for BAPE Football Apparel Collaboration
Fashion

F.C.R.B. Drops Teaser for BAPE Football Apparel Collaboration

The print-heavy collection was modelled by the fictional Japanese team.

BAPE & Medicom Toy Ready 1000% "ABC CAMO" BE@RBRICKs
Design

BAPE & Medicom Toy Ready 1000% "ABC CAMO" BE@RBRICKs

Available in classic green, pink and blue.

AAPE by A BATHING APE Spring 2019 Is Inspired by Gaming, Industrial Uniforms and Hip-Hop
Fashion

AAPE by A BATHING APE Spring 2019 Is Inspired by Gaming, Industrial Uniforms and Hip-Hop

Plenty of bright colors, relaxed cuts and technical accessories.

BAPE Set to Release Colorful "Busy Works Store" Collection
Fashion

BAPE Set to Release Colorful "Busy Works Store" Collection

Includes frisbees, clocks, rugs, and more.

BAPE Drops Ape Head Wireless Charger
Tech

BAPE Drops Ape Head Wireless Charger

For tech and fashion lovers alike.
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