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 Expands Its Home Décor Line With ABC CAMO Place Mat and Coaster Set
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BAPE Expands Its Home Décor Line With ABC CAMO Place Mat and Coaster Set

Green, pink and blue.

BAPE Adds Splinter Camo to Its FW 2018 Lineup
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BAPE Adds Splinter Camo to Its FW 2018 Lineup

New jackets, pants, sweaters and more.

BAPE Introduces Military-Inspired Shark Parachute Jackets
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BAPE Introduces Military-Inspired Shark Parachute Jackets

In three colorways.

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

The last Supreme SS18 drop, BAPE, Gucci, Gosha x Burberry and more.

BAPE Introduces Kanji-Heavy Mugs
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BAPE Introduces Kanji-Heavy Mugs

Drink your morning coffee in style.

The Weeknd Takes Flight in New BAPE Collaboration
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The Weeknd Takes Flight in New BAPE Collaboration

XO drenched in camo.

BAPE Reveals Military-Influenced FW18 Lookbook
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BAPE Reveals Military-Influenced FW18 Lookbook

Featuring bold graphics and new BAPESTA colorways.

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

Supreme drops a breathalyzer and brings back “Alphabet” pieces.

BAPE Celebrates Popeye With New Graphic Collection
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BAPE Celebrates Popeye With New Graphic Collection

Paying tribute to the Spinach-fuelled cartoon character

BAPE Goes Miniature With New BAPE STA Keychains
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BAPE Goes Miniature With New BAPE STA Keychains

Featuring lace locks and all.

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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