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A Bathing Ape

A Bathing Ape

Bape, also known as A Bathing Ape, is a Japanese streetwear brand founded by Nigo in 1993. Today, Bape has retailers in Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York and has a host of sub-lines such as AApe, Baby Milo, Mr. Bathing Ape, BAPY, etc. The streetwear imprint is known for its recognizable ape logo, camo print and collaborations with streetwear labels such as supreme, Comme des Garçons and multi-national companies such as Coca-cola, Nintendo. Industry insiders and creatives such as Kanye West, Pharell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, etc. also wore Bape. Currently the brand has 19 stores in Japan, with additional locations in Hong Kong, New York, Taipei, Bangkok, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, and Singapore. The brand has also branched out from apparel, having opened Bape Cuts for hair cuts, a cafe, several imprint standalone stores for its in-house brands, as well as an art gallery in Kyoto.

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2013

Celebrates 20th anniversary

2011

Hong Kong fashion conglomerate I.T Group acquires BAPE

2003

Launches classic full zip shark hoodie

2002

Open first A Bathing Ape store overseas in London

2001

Launches BAPE X PEPSI Campaign

1998

Opens first A Bathing Ape store “BUSY WORK SHOP” in Harajuka

1993

Founded by DJ Nigo
 
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