BAPE® Releases Face Mask Case For Storing Your Mask
24.May.2020 | FASHION
A BATHING APE® released its new face mask case on Saturday (May 23) for people to hygienically put away their face masks, whether to store away or for on the go. The cases will be given to everyone that purchases something from the BAPE STORE® or BAPE.COM in Japan.
The case features BAPE’s iconic APE HEAD design. It’s made from PVC and so can be hand washed so people can safely and hygienically store their face masks. The case can of course be used to store hand sanitiser or hand wipes too.
BAPE® MASK CASE
Release Date: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
Available: BAPE STORE® and BAPE.COM in Japan to all customers. One case per transaction. Available while supplies last.
Product Page: https://bape.com/blogs/news/bape-mask-case
AAPE x NEW BALANCE Unveil Sporty and Trendy New Collaboration
29.September.2021 | FASHION
Trend-leading fashion brand AAPE has announced a new collaboration collection with classic sports brand NEW BALANCE. The collaboration will be both sporty and trendy.
The collaboration pays homage to classic street culture, with camouflage prints and the stylish NEW BALANCE logo colored using earth tones. Based on the 703 sneaker, the mountain trail running shoes have a military vibe while offering maximum comfort and durability.
The collection also includes a selection of durable and flexible outdoor clothing, with jackets and utility trousers. AAPE’s new spliced camouflage print brings out the practical look even further. You can also pick up some practical gear such as fishing hats and thick mountain socks.
The collaboration items will be available from September 25 at AAPE STORES in Harajuku, Shibuya, Hankyu Men’s Tokyo, Osaka, and Lake Town.
Be sure to check out this aesthetic and functional collaboration!
AAPE x NEW BALANCE Collection
Availability: September 25 2021
Purchase Location: AAPE STORE Harajuku, AAPE STORE Shibuya, AAPE STORE Keikyu Men’s Tokyo, AAPE STORE Osaka, AAPE STORE Lake Town
Maison Kitsuné Reveals Collaboration Mask with PITTA MASK
23.September.2021 | FASHION
Maison Kitsuné, a popular Parisian lifestyle brand that produces unique music and fashion items, has collaborated with Japanese mask brand PITTA MASK, a brand which has become famous for its extraordinary outlook. The trendy mask was unveiled at NYFW: The Shows on September 10 2021.
The collaboration combines the creative direction of both Maison Kitsuné and PITTA MASK, working together to transform the typical mask, which has become a daily necessity, into something fun and stylish, all while maintaining the spirit of each individual brand.
PITTA MASK and Maison Kitsuné, a lifestyle brand known for combining fashion and music, have collaborated to create a stylish and colorful mask that goes beyond just protecting the face, both practical and fashionable.
The two collaboration masks, which were unveiled during New York Fashion Week, will be presented as a free gift to customers who spend over ¥8,000 (Excl. Tax) in Maison Kitsuné stores in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka from the end of September. The set is made up of two masks, in navy and white.
Quantities are limited, so be sure to check out the latest information on social media!
Maison Kitsuné x PITTA MASK Collaboration Face Mask
Gift Campaign Period: Late September 2021 Onwards (scheduled)
Maison Kitsuné Official Instagram: www.instagram.com/maisonkitsune/
Art Charity Auction Opens to Support the Fight Against COVID-19
20.September.2021 | FASHION
Last year, the Pola Museum Annex in Tokyo hosted a charity auction to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic breaking out across the globe. As the world continues to feel the effects of the virus, the charity event is returning for a second year, and is set to be held from November 12 until December 5, 2021. The title for this year’s art exhibition is ‘Find Your Travel.’
Lemon Tree – Yuka Kashihara. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 2020.
POLA Dot or snowball ~Based on Tosa Mitsuyoshi’s Colored Painting of Yugiri from The Tale of Genji~ – Tetsuya Noguchi. Acrylic. 2020.
our whereabouts – Moe Nakamura. Camphor, bronze, oil. 2021.
Philanthropy – Yuko Higuchi. Hemp paper, pen, watercolor. 2020.
Baby Heel-less Shoes – Noritaka Tatehama. Cowhide, pigskin, dye, metal zipper, coated crystal glass. 2020.
Last year’s charity auction raised over ¥9,145,000 (about $83,000) for the Japanese Red Cross. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues around the globe, and as Japan remains locked down, this year’s event hopes to raise even more useful funds to help medical professionals on the front lines.
20 artists are participating in the exhibition, with each creating one work based on the theme of ‘travel.’ In addition to simply viewing these pieces at the exhibition, a silent auction will also be held online. With travel being severely restricted, these works of art seek to inspire and encourage visitors to imagine a better future, when the world is open once again. All proceeds will once again be donated to the Japanese Red Cross.
Find Your Travel Charity Auction
Running: November 12 – December 5, 2021
Hours: 11:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30) / Admission Free
Address: Pola Museum Annex 3F (1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: http://www.po-holdings.co.jp/m-annex/
ASICS x A BATHING APE® Collab on Rad New Sneakers
24.August.2021 | FASHION
Japanese shoe brand ASICS is teaming up with street fashion brand A BATHING APE® to release a new pair of sneakers. The shoes are modern and sporty, while still rocking an original BAPE® design, and will be available at A BATHING APE® retailers and online starting August 22.
BAPE® x ASICS GEL-1090: ¥19,800 (Tax Included）
Originally released in 2003, the GEL-1090 is a classic pair of sneakers, now updated with modern flair and functionality. The design is reminiscent of the street scene of the early 2000s, as seen through the eyes of the BAPE® brand.
The tiger claw mark on the toe and heel are original to the GEL-1090 design, while the BAPE® style has been fashionably incorporated throughout, including classic camo and shark motifs. Tokyo-based photographer RK was in charge of the look book for the release, and captured the effortless mix of sporty and street-style the GEL-1090s offer.
Do these shoes match your personal style?
Popular BE@BRICK x Transformers Toys Get BAPE® Makeover
13.August.2021 | FASHION
Top Japanese streetwear brand A BATHING APE® is teaming up with world-famous toy manufacturer Medicom Toy and Takura Tomy to release a special-edition Transformer toy! The 200% larger (approximately 145mm tall) model will be available at authorized A BATHING APE® shops and online starting August 14, 2021. It will also be available at Medicom Toy stores and the official Medicom online store.
This uniquely-designed BE@RBRICK can quickly transform into Optimus Prime, the leader of the autobots in the Transformers franchise. If the bright green color looks familiar, it’s a reprint of the TRANSFORMERS MP CONVOY BAPE® VERSION released in the past. Fans are sure to love the brand’s iconic original camouflage decorating the robot’s arms along with the APE HEAD decal!
Whether you want to play with it or display it in your home, this special BE@RBRICK release is perfect for children and adults alike!
BE@RBRICK TM & (C) 2001-2021 MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
A BATHING APE® New Collaboration With HAVAIANAS
06.August.2021 | FASHION
Japan’s top streetwear brand A BATHING APE® has announced an exclusive collaboration with Brazilian lifestyle brand HAVAIANAS.
HAVAIANAS and BAPE® have garnered fans from all around the world with their impactful designs and wide product range. The collaboration pieces combine the signatures from both brands while maintaining a modern yet iconic design, perfect for brightening up your summer wardrobe.
BAPE® X HAVAIANAS TRADI ZORI COLOR: BLACK, WHITE ¥14,300 (Tax Included)
The collaboration shoes are available in two styles, the Tradi Zori and the Top sandal.
The Tradi Zori was inspired by Japanese Zori inspired beach sandal, while the Top sandal is one of HAVAIANS’ most popular designs.
Both models will be available in the BAPE signature ABC CAMO, perfect for a fashionable street aesthetic.
BAPE® X HAVAIANAS TOP COLOR:GREEN,BLUE,PINK ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Trade Zori is available in white and grey. Top is available in green, blue, and pink.
The collection will be available both in-store and online at A BATHING APE® from August 1, 2021.
BAPE® X HAVAIANAS
Availability: August 1, 2021
BAPE.COM Official Site:https://bape.com/pages/havaianas
BABY MILO® x HELLO KITTY Collaborative T-Shirt Collection Drops
02.July.2021 | FASHION
A BATHING APE’s® mascot character BABY MILO® has joined paws with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty to release a collaborative t-shirt collection at A BATHING APE® stores and their online store. Hello Kitty first appeared in 1974 and has gone on to become an instantly-recognisable icon and symbol of kawaii culture across the world. Merchandise of Hello Kitty is available in 130 countries globally.
BAPE.COM WEB STORE/BAPEXLUSIVE™ Aoyama Branch
BABY MILO® and Hello Kitty have collaborated to fans delight numerous times in the past. This cute collection is actually a re-release and features the same original graphics. There are also some exclusives in the collection along with a kid’s line-up.
© 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L629192
Dr. Martens x A BATHING APE® x mastermind JAPAN Shoe Collaboration Drops
01.July.2021 | FASHION
Three worlds collide as Dr. Martens, A BATHING APE®, and mastermind JAPAN, come together to collaboration on a new shoe collection. The line-up released worldwide on Dr. Martens as well as at BAPE on June 26.
Dr. Martens describes the shoes: “Three worlds collide. Our 1461 silhouette has been reimagined through both A BATHING APE®’s and mastermind JAPAN’s creative lens. Screen printed with A BATHING APE®’s ‘shark mouth’ on one shoe and mastermind JAPAN’s ‘skull’ on the other. Crafted from Smooth leather and detailed with a triple branded dog tag, antique black ‘mastermind JAPAN’ and ‘A BATHING APE®’ branded lace charms and a tri-branded sock liner. Finished with instantly recognisable Dr. Martens detailing such as a black and yellow heel loop and yellow welt stitching.”
A BATHING APE® x mastermind JAPAN x Dr. Martens 3 HOLE SHOES
Released: June 26, 2021
Sizes: US 7-11
Buy at Dr. Martens: https://www.drmartens.com/us/en/collaborations/bape-mastermind
Buy at BAPE: https://bape.com/pages/dr-marten-mmj
BAPE Official Website: https://www.bapeonline.com/home
Sailor Moon Eternal Inspired Face Mask Protects and Looks Kawaii
Bandai Namco Group released a new Sailor Moon Eternal themed face mask as part of their ‘CHARA-MASK’ line for adults on Premium Bandai on June 14.
CHARA-MASK Sailor Moon Eternal | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
The face mask, based on the Sailor Moon Eternal anime film, was designed in collaboration with Sailor Moon‘s author Naoko Takeuchi. It’s lined with sparkly rhinestones to give it a cute finish.
Bandai’s CHARA-MASK series features reusable masks fitted with anti-odour and anti-bacterial filters which can be swapped out. They are also made from comfortable light mesh fabric, can be washed, and worn for long periods of time. They are sized at 100mm in width and 130mm in height.
CHARA-MASK – Sailor Moon Eternal
Released: June 14, 2021 (Available while supplies last)
Delivery: October 2021
Sesame Street T-Shirt Collection Releases by AAPE BY A BATHING APE®
19.May.2021 | FASHION
AAPE BY A BATHING APE® released a new collection of Sesame Street tees and merchandise on Saturday as part of a partnership the brand formed with the American children’s television series.
The collection features familiar faces Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and BAPE’s own gorilla character. The tees are available in standard black, white, purple, and for this collaboration, Cookie Monster Blue.
The fun line-up, which brings together the identities of both BAPE and Sesame Street, is offering a special box set of seven Sesame Street key chains to those who spend over ¥43,000 on this collection. An event to promote the collection will also take place at the Harajuku and Shibuya branches of AAPE STORE where Elmo and Ernie will make an appearance to greet buyers.
AAPE BY A BATHING APE® x Sesame Street
Released: May 15, 2021
Sesame Street x BAPE® Second Collaboration Launches
04.May.2021 | FASHION
The Sesame Street and BAPE® collaboration continues with pre-sales for the children’s line-up having launched at BAPE KIDS® Harajuku on April 29 and the men’s collection dropping at all A BATHING APE® stores and webstore on May 2.
This collaboration features familiar faces from the Sesame Street series including Elmo, the Cookie Monster, and Big Bird together with BAPE’s own BABY MILO®. It’s a fun and colourful collection of stripes tees, tees with big graphics on them, and more for the family to coordinate.
There are also special illustrations in line with Children’s Day in Japan which falls on May 5.
BAPE® x Sesame Street
Pre-Sales: April 29, 2021
Where: BAPE KIDS® Harajuku / BAPE KIDS® Yokohama Takashimaya / BAPE® Online
Released: May 2, 2021
Where: A BATHING APE® Stores (Select Branches Not Participating) / BAPE® Online
Product Page: https://bape.com/pages/sesame-street-gw
Tokyo Revengers Anime Series to Release Exclusive Merchandise Collection
Japanese anime and manga online store CharaAni is releasing an exclusive new Tokyo Revengers anime merchandise collection this June.
Customers who purchase any of these items on the website can pick between one of five postcards that they’ll receive for free. Check out the designs below.
Free postcard with every purchase
Embroidered Patches | ¥770 Each or Entire Box ¥6,610 | Releasing: July 2021
A collection of embroidered patches featuring the characters from Tokyo Revengers. Each is around 10cm in size and can be used in a variety of ways.
Mikey and Draken T-Shirts | ¥16,500 Each | Releasing: June 2021
Two work-style tees with the initials TG embroidered on the front and featuring different designs on the back of Mikey and Draken.
A4 Folders | ¥440 Each | Releasing: June 2021
Washable Face Masks | ¥2,200 Each | Releasing: June 2021
A collection of stylish reusable face masks made from a light material that makes them perfect for the hot summer weather.
Tokyo Revengers Merchandise
Rolling Out: June 2021
Product Page: https://www.chara-ani.com/pickup.aspx?p=tokyo_revengers