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 Sub-Label SSZ & DC Shoes Team up for a Limited Kalis OG
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BEAMS Sub-Label SSZ & DC Shoes Team up for a Limited Kalis OG

Back from the 2000s.

BEAMS Taps New Era for "Crazy" Yankees Cap
Fashion

BEAMS Taps New Era for "Crazy" Yankees Cap

Patchwork panels and plenty of logos.

BEAMS Subtly Tweaks Three Exclusive Dr. Martens Derby Shoes
Footwear

BEAMS Subtly Tweaks Three Exclusive Dr. Martens Derby Shoes

Zippers and patent leather.

BEAMS x PORTER Connect for Semi-Translucent Accessories
Fashion

BEAMS x PORTER Connect for Semi-Translucent Accessories

Coming in two different color schemes.

BEAMS Gets adidas Yung-1 Silhouette in Exclusive Charcoal Colorway
Footwear

BEAMS Gets adidas Yung-1 Silhouette in Exclusive Charcoal Colorway

Available for pre-order now.

BEAMS & Champion Reunite for Golf-Inspired SS19 Capsule Collab
Fashion

BEAMS & Champion Reunite for Golf-Inspired SS19 Capsule Collab

American flag accents included.

BlackEyePatch Joins BEAMS T to Launch 'Stacks Issue 02' Zine & Capsule
Fashion

BlackEyePatch Joins BEAMS T to Launch 'Stacks Issue 02' Zine & Capsule

Exclusive artwork immortalized in a collaborative clothing range.

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
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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.
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