A Bathing Ape

BAPE

Streetwear
Founded - 1993
Headquarter - Tokyo, Japan

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.

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.
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Streetwear
Founded - 1993
Headquarter - Tokyo, Japan
BAPE Infuses 1ST CAMO Shark Hoodie Jacket With WINDSTOPPER®
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BAPE Infuses 1ST CAMO Shark Hoodie Jacket With WINDSTOPPER®

Fight off breezy spring weather.

BAPE Opens Los Angeles Flagship Store
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BAPE Opens Los Angeles Flagship Store

Celebrating with G-wagons and a Milo photoshoot.

BAPE Reworks Tradition With Souvenir Hanten Jacket
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BAPE Reworks Tradition With Souvenir Hanten Jacket

Satin detailing, BAPE style.

Celebrate Chinese New Year Family-Style With Our BAPE Editorial
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Celebrate Chinese New Year Family-Style With Our BAPE Editorial

At New York City institution Nom Wah.

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

Supreme is back.

BAPE's Exclusive LA Capsule Is an Homage to the Golden State
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BAPE's Exclusive LA Capsule Is an Homage to the Golden State

Sunny.

Dover Street Market Recruits NikeLab, Noah, BAPE & Many More for "Year of the Dog" T-Shirt Capsule
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Dover Street Market Recruits NikeLab, Noah, BAPE & Many More for "Year of the Dog" T-Shirt Capsule

The collaborator list also includes Stüssy, Better™, Bianca Chandon, Doublet, Dreamland Syndicate, Richardson, Undercover and more.

BAPE Teams up With mastermind JAPAN on an Exclusive LA Collection
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BAPE Teams up With mastermind JAPAN on an Exclusive LA Collection

Apes and skulls.

This Week's Footwear Drops Add to the All-Star Weekend Festivities
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This Week's Footwear Drops Add to the All-Star Weekend Festivities

Exclusives, retros and new models galore.

BAPE Readies a Special Regional Collection for Los Angeles Store Opening
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BAPE Readies a Special Regional Collection for Los Angeles Store Opening

Palm trees and apes.

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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