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

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

The most-hyped basketball silhouette yet?

BAPE Releases Vibrant Gradation Camo Collection
Fashion

BAPE Releases Vibrant Gradation Camo Collection

New flex.

BAPE to Drop New Full-Zip Tiger Hoodies
Fashion

BAPE to Drop New Full-Zip Tiger Hoodies

One of the Japanese streetwear label’s popular staples.

BAPE Introduces New 1st Camo Type 1 BAPEX Drop
Fashion

BAPE Introduces New 1st Camo Type 1 BAPEX Drop

With glow-in-the dark functionality.

BAPE Crafts a New Pair of Shark Damaged Denim Pants
Fashion

BAPE Crafts a New Pair of Shark Damaged Denim Pants

Lightweight and slightly faded.

UPDATE: BAPE x adidas Dame 4 Release Date
Footwear

UPDATE: BAPE x adidas Dame 4 Release Date

Two styles featuring the signature shark and camo designs.

BAPE Unveils 3M Reflective Hooded Jackets
Fashion

BAPE Unveils 3M Reflective Hooded Jackets

Black, white and grey.

A Closer Look at the BAPE x Gundam Collaboration and How To Win One
Design

A Closer Look at the BAPE x Gundam Collaboration and How To Win One

Even Baby Milo gets in the game.

BAPE Rejoins Medicom Toy for Camouflage Shark Hoodie BE@RBRICKs
Design

BAPE Rejoins Medicom Toy for Camouflage Shark Hoodie BE@RBRICKs

Silver and gold.

10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

10 Product Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

STAMPD x BAPE, Saturdays NYC x fragment, mastermind WORLD and more.

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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