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
Website bape.com
BAPE Goes Traditional With 1ST CAMO Kimono Shirts
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BAPE Goes Traditional With 1ST CAMO Kimono Shirts

Sugoi.
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BAPE Combines Two Signature Styles for the Tiger Shark Collection
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BAPE Combines Two Signature Styles for the Tiger Shark Collection

A new line of well-branded staples.
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BAPE Introduces New Limited Edition Camo Baby Strollers for the Little Ape Heads
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BAPE Introduces New Limited Edition Camo Baby Strollers for the Little Ape Heads

Stroll in style.
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BAPE Readies Black Dial Type 1 BAPEX Watches
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BAPE Readies Black Dial Type 1 BAPEX Watches

Gold and silver iterations.
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BAPE Is Releasing a 'Dragon Ball' LA Exclusive Collection
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BAPE Is Releasing a 'Dragon Ball' LA Exclusive Collection

Hitting the west coast this Saturday.
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The Weeknd Teases Upcoming BAPE Collaboration
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The Weeknd Teases Upcoming BAPE Collaboration

Signature XO and BAPE stylings found throughout.
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StockX Is Now Selling BAPE & Palace Products
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StockX Is Now Selling BAPE & Palace Products

More additions to its fledgling streetwear marketplace.
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BAPE Taps PORTER for Collaborative Camouflage Accessories
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BAPE Taps PORTER for Collaborative Camouflage Accessories

Ideal for festivals and summer adventures.
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BAPE & PORTER STAND Join Forces on Celebratory "Trunk Show" Capsule
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BAPE & PORTER STAND Join Forces on Celebratory "Trunk Show" Capsule

Exclusive apparel and accessories wrapped in 1ST CAMO DUCK motifs.
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8 Drops You Don't Want To Miss This Week
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8 Drops You Don't Want To Miss This Week

With drops from Acronym, Anti Social Social Club x BAPE, A-COLD-WALL*, and Supreme x Lacoste.
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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