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 Unveils "City Camo" Skateboard Set
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BAPE Unveils "City Camo" Skateboard Set

Outfitted with glow-in-the-dark features.

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

Supreme/Tivoli speakers to Nike ACG SS18 collection.

Dover Street Market Ginza & BAPE Rejoin for Spring/Summer 2018 Exclusives
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Dover Street Market Ginza & BAPE Rejoin for Spring/Summer 2018 Exclusives

Co-branded shirts, shorts, and caps.

BAPE Reveals Silver & Gold BAPEX TYPE-3 Models
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BAPE Reveals Silver & Gold BAPEX TYPE-3 Models

“Ape Shall Never Kill Ape.”

Best Art Drops This Week: BAPE x Hebru Brantley, Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball' & More
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Best Art Drops This Week: BAPE x Hebru Brantley, Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball' & More

Including iconic graffiti artist ARYZ’s first solo art book.

BAPE & Hebru Brantley Reveal Full Graphic Collection
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BAPE & Hebru Brantley Reveal Full Graphic Collection

Mixing the artist’s signature characters with classic BAPE motifs.

BAPE and PORTER Release New Accessories for Summer
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BAPE and PORTER Release New Accessories for Summer

More CAMO goodies.

BAPE Revives Its Monogram Print With Tees and Caps
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BAPE Revives Its Monogram Print With Tees and Caps

A scaled-down version of its familiar aesthetic.

Hebru Brantley Teases Upcoming BAPE Collaboration
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Hebru Brantley Teases Upcoming BAPE Collaboration

‘Fly Boy’ and APE HEAD collide.

BAPE Celebrates 25 Years With First "BAPE XXV" Capsule
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BAPE Celebrates 25 Years With First "BAPE XXV" Capsule

With a special celebratory camo.

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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