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.

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week
Fashion

Everything Dropping at HBX Archives This Week

Streetwear staples from BAPE, sartorial statements from COMME des GARÇONS, sneakers from KAWS and much more.

The Heron Preston x BAPE Collaboration Epitomizes Streetwear Magic
Fashion

The Heron Preston x BAPE Collaboration Epitomizes Streetwear Magic

Reimagining classics like Shark Hoodies, the BAPESTA sneaker and more.

BAPE and BAIT Shrink 25th Anniversary Artist Sculptures for 8-Inch Baby Milo Collection
Design

BAPE and BAIT Shrink 25th Anniversary Artist Sculptures for 8-Inch Baby Milo Collection

Works from Sk8thing, Stash, Adam Lister, Eric Haze, Shepard Fairey, Shinsuke Takizawa, and Tetsu Nishiyama.

BAPE Joins Monkey 47 on Skate-To-Drinks Lifestyle Collection
Fashion 

BAPE Joins Monkey 47 on Skate-To-Drinks Lifestyle Collection

Presented by Monkey 47
Where two monkey icons meet.

BAPE Returns With Modernica for Upholstered Take on the Side Shell Eiffel Chair
Design

BAPE Returns With Modernica for Upholstered Take on the Side Shell Eiffel Chair

Priced at $899 USD.


How Clarks Originals Became Hip-Hop’s Footwear of Choice
Footwear 

How Clarks Originals Became Hip-Hop’s Footwear of Choice

A look into the Somerset-based label’s influence on the New York rap scene.

A Short History of JJJJound’s Best Footwear Collaborations
Footwear 

A Short History of JJJJound’s Best Footwear Collaborations

HYPEBEAST takes a look at some of the brand’s most successful link-ups, ahead of its latest New Balance release later this week.

G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Kwondo 1 Drops Stateside in This Week's Best Footwear Drops
Footwear 

G-Dragon's PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Kwondo 1 Drops Stateside in This Week's Best Footwear Drops

Ye’s adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Dazzling Blue, ” the Air Jordan 1 “Brotherhood” and more will also be releasing.

BAPE Reconnects With Vans for Another Footwear and Apparel Collaboration
Footwear

BAPE Reconnects With Vans for Another Footwear and Apparel Collaboration

Remastered variations of the Sk8-Hi 38 DX and Old Skool 36 DX are launching alongside limited edition tees.

BAPE Enters Gillette's World of Grooming With Limited-Edition Razor Collaboration
Fashion 

BAPE Enters Gillette's World of Grooming With Limited-Edition Razor Collaboration

Presented by Gillette
Bringing new meaning to a smooth shave.

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