A Bathing Ape

A Bathing Ape

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
Website bape.com
BAPE Reworks Tradition With Souvenir Hanten Jacket
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BAPE Reworks Tradition With Souvenir Hanten Jacket

Satin detailing, BAPE style.
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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.
5,694 Hypes 10 Comments

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.
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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.
13,883 Hypes 10 Comments

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.
6,156 Hypes 5 Comments

A Closer Look at the BAPE x adidas Dame 4 "Green Camo"
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A Closer Look at the BAPE x adidas Dame 4 "Green Camo"

The most-hyped basketball silhouette yet?
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BAPE Releases Vibrant Gradation Camo Collection
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BAPE Releases Vibrant Gradation Camo Collection

New flex.
7,881 Hypes 7 Comments

BAPE to Drop New Full-Zip Tiger Hoodies
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BAPE to Drop New Full-Zip Tiger Hoodies

One of the Japanese streetwear label’s popular staples.
9,904 Hypes 4 Comments

BAPE Introduces New 1st Camo Type 1 BAPEX Drop
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BAPE Introduces New 1st Camo Type 1 BAPEX Drop

With glow-in-the dark functionality.
5,304 Hypes 7 Comments

BAPE Crafts a New Pair of Shark Damaged Denim Pants
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BAPE Crafts a New Pair of Shark Damaged Denim Pants

Lightweight and slightly faded.
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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