BEAMS

Beams

BEAMS is a prominent Japanese contemporary fashion chain and label based in Tokyo, Japan, in 1976. BEAMS is founded by Etsuzo Shitara with Osamu Shigematsu, who is the store manager and have managed the Shinko Inc. cardboard packaging business. BEAMS began a push for international expansion, opening up a women’s clothing store in Hong Kong in 2006, and subsequently accounts in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Bangkok. Currently, Yo Shitara is the company’s CEO, with BEAMS boasting over 70 domestic stores and sales profits of ¥44.6 billion JPY in 2006.

2006

First international store opens in Hong Kong

1989

Osamu Shigematsu and 30 other senior employees resign to form UNITED ARROWS

1983

Yo Shitara replaces Etsuzo as senior managing director

1977

Second location opens on Shibuya’s Fire Street

1976

BEAMS is founded in February
BEAMS Teams up With Arc'teryx for a Camouflaged Bag Collection
Fashion

BEAMS Teams up With Arc'teryx for a Camouflaged Bag Collection

Including 2 backpacks and a bumbag.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring BAPE, Off-White™, Dior, mastermind WORLD and NEEDLES.

PaperBoy Paris, BEAMS & NEEDLES Bridge Food & Fashion
Fashion

PaperBoy Paris, BEAMS & NEEDLES Bridge Food & Fashion

Latest from the atypical Parisian restaurant.

These Are the Best Sneakers of 2018
Footwear  

These Are the Best Sneakers of 2018

As selected by the staff here at HYPEBEAST.

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

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Midnight Rave, Off-White™, Heron Preston and Supreme.

BEAMS Taps MAPLE for a Concise Jewelry Capsule
Fashion

BEAMS Taps MAPLE for a Concise Jewelry Capsule

The latest from the Canadian jewelry brand.

BEAMS, NEEDLES & Reebok Release Special BEATNIK Model
Footwear

BEAMS, NEEDLES & Reebok Release Special BEATNIK Model

A powerhouse collaboration.

BEAMS Reworks Helly Hansen's Ocean Frey Jacket
Fashion

BEAMS Reworks Helly Hansen's Ocean Frey Jacket

Putting its twist on the classic sailing coat.

SSZ and Vans Collaborate for a Special Take on the Old Skool
Footwear

SSZ and Vans Collaborate for a Special Take on the Old Skool

Stacking tongues.

Seiko Brings Back Classic Tachymeter Watch Design by Giugiaro
Fashion

Seiko Brings Back Classic Tachymeter Watch Design by Giugiaro

A 1983 original.
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