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
The Weeknd's Upcoming BAPE Collaboration Gets a Closer Look
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The Weeknd's Upcoming BAPE Collaboration Gets a Closer Look

“BAPE X XO.”

The Weeknd Reveals BAPE Collaboration Drop Date & Lookbook
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The Weeknd Reveals BAPE Collaboration Drop Date & Lookbook

A closer look at the camo-heavy range.

HAVEN Adds BAPE to Its Offerings
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HAVEN Adds BAPE to Its Offerings

Available now.

BAPE Mixes Its Shark Face Motif & Denim for the Chambray Hoodie Shirt
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BAPE Mixes Its Shark Face Motif & Denim for the Chambray Hoodie Shirt

Available in both blue and black.

BAPE Set to Release New Colorful BAPE STAs for Summer
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BAPE Set to Release New Colorful BAPE STAs for Summer

In three OG variations.

BAPE Readies Colorful Camo Basketball Collection
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BAPE Readies Colorful Camo Basketball Collection

For the fans out there.

BAPE to Release Special 20th Anniversary Snoopy Ginza Collection
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BAPE to Release Special 20th Anniversary Snoopy Ginza Collection

A Japan exclusive.

James Bond on Streetwear’s Love Affair With Basketball & UNDEFEATED’s Foray Into the Asian Market
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James Bond on Streetwear’s Love Affair With Basketball & UNDEFEATED’s Foray Into the Asian Market

As the La Brea mainstay sets up its first store in Hong Kong.

BAPE NY Is Serving up Ice Cream With a Special Spoon
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BAPE NY Is Serving up Ice Cream With a Special Spoon

Nothing beats a cold snack on a hot day.

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8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

An exclusive UNDFTD x BAPE collection highlights this summer week’s must-cops.
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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