From April 23 until May 15, 2022, the second floor of BAPEXCLUSIVE™️ Aoyama will host BAPE LOUNGE!
The store will display a selection of hand-picked items including lifestyle goods and interior items made with BAPE branding, as well as products made in collaboration with leading furniture brands. During the exhibition, visitors can not only see the items on display but can also order pieces of their own at the online store!
BAPE LOUNGE also features products made in collaboration with MODERNICA, an interior design company creating original pieces by utilizing mid-century craftsmanship techniques.
MODERNICA’s shell chairs are still handmade in California, using machinery from the Zenith factory where the original was created in 1950. The company rehires craftsmen from that time to manufacture them, using not only the original process but also the same skills and know-how. The new shell chair is upholstered with ABC CAMO cushions that follow the shape of the seat surface, making it easy to sit for long periods of time comfortably. The coloring goes well with wooden furniture and will brighten up a variety of interiors!
BAPE LOUNGE will appear on the second floor of BAPEXCLUSIVE™️ in Aoyama, which is filled with archived BAPE items. It’s worth a trip just to take a stroll around to see the many valuable items on display!
While BAPE LOUNGE is open, archived items will also be sold on the first floor. Don’t miss out!
Open: April 23 – May 15, 2022
Venue: BAPEXCLUSIVE™️ Aoyama
Address: 5-5-8 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Advance reservations are required to attend. Click the link below to reserve a time.
A BATHING APE Releases Dragon Ball Z Majin Buu Collection
Japan’s top streetwear brand A BATHING APE is releasing a new collection inspired by Dragon Ball Z! The two first collaborated in 2016 starting with imagery inspired by Son Goku’s childhood. In June 2020, the company released a collection themed around the Cell arc.
The newest collection was inspired by the final arc of the series, the Buu Saga, expressed in the style of BABY MILO.
The main characters from the series–Goku, Vegeta, Majin Buu, and Piccolo–are all depicted in BABY MILO style. In addition, characters such as Mr. Satan and Uub appear, perfect for more hardcore fans wanting to see lesser-known characters represented.
The lineup includes a coach jacket and hoodie featuring newly-drawn illustrations inspired by the final episode. Don’t miss this special collaboration!
A BATHING APE x Dragon Ball Z
Release Date: May 21, 2022
Where to Buy: A BATHING APE Authorized Retailers, BAPE.COM Web Store
Preorders start May 21, 2022 (Preorders will end when the item is sold out.)
Item to ship in early July
*Regular items and preorder items cannot be purchased in one order.
Official Site: https://bape.com/pages/dragon-ball-z
10 Artists Collaborate on Eight Inch BABY MILO Figure Collection from BAPE
11.May.2022 | FASHION
In September 2018, ten incredibly talented artists came together to celebrate BAPE’s 25th anniversary by designing life-sized BABY MILO sculptures. These pieces of art were put on display at Space O in Omotesando Hills. After four years, those sculptures have been reimagined as eight-inch figures in collaboration with BAIT! (Much easier to display at home, right?)
The participating artists are SK8THING, mankey, Stash, James Bond, Adam Lister, Michael Lau, Eric Haze, Shepard Fairey, Shinsuke Takizawa, and Nishiyama Tetsu.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY ADAM LISTER: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
This design was inspired by the colors of the Earth–yellow for the sun, green for the plants and trees, and blue for water. Using geometric patterns, rigid angles, and bright colors, the final product gives off a peaceful aura.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY SK8THING: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
Reimagining BABY MILK as a haniwa, or a terracotta clay figurine, SK8THING blended elements of Japanese history into his work. Haniwa were used for ceremonial purposes in ancient Japan.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY mankey: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
The artist mankey listed his design concept as “mirror camo BABY MILK.” The finished product is a shiny figure made from reflective material and decorated with BAPE’s classic camo.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY MICHAEL LAU: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
The sponges used in the previous ‘WHAT WE WANT’ exhibition were used again to create this BABY MILK sculpture. On the back, fans can find classical Chinese calligraphy.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY TETSU NISHIYAMA: ¥19,800 (Tax Included)
To celebrate BABY MILO’s birthday, Nishiyama Tetsu created his figure based on a chocolate banana, a treat usually eaten during Japanese festivals. Who wouldn’t want this adorable iteration of BABY MILO on their desk?
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY SHINSUKE TAKIZAWA: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
Shinsuke Takizawa aimed to bring a 2D T-shirt design to life with his figure. The design incorporates the black color found in NEIGHBORHOOD goods, SKULL & BONE graphics, and the slogan “No. 1 CRAFT WITH PRIDE TOKYO.”
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY SHEPARD FAIREY: ¥19,800 (Tax Included)
Shepard’s design concept is to raise awareness about environmental issues, global warming, and oil pollution. The top of BABY MILO features an oil spill and the figure will remind buyers to think about the big picture.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY JAMES BOND: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
Martial artists Chris Haueter and Rob Abeyta, the founders of UNDEFEATED GYM, inspired this design. This BABY MILO loves jiujitsu and wears a traditional dougi uniform.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY ERIC HAZE: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
Eric’s work features freehand brushstrokes to represent the current direction of his artwork. The design is organic and gives off a human touch.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BY Stash: ¥16,500 (Tax Included)
In his early days of using spray paint, Stash painted on just about everything in his local park. The figure is a reinterpretation of his exciting youth.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8” FIGURE BUNDLE SET: ¥165,000 (Tax Included)
The collection will be available in a 10-piece set as well as individually. Items will be available at the BAPE STORE in Shibuya on May 14. The bundle is only available at the BAPE.COM web store, so check the special page for details.
BABY MILO®️ BY A BATHING APE 10 ARTISTS 8″ Figure Collection
British Jewelry Brand Stephen Einhorn Collaborates with A Bathing Ape for the First Time in 20 Years
07.April.2022 | FASHION
A BATHING APE and Stephen Einhorn, a luxury jewelry brand based in London, have teamed up again after 20 years to create two items that clearly express the vision and creativity of both brands. The collection includes both a limited-edition collaboration ring and ‘Fire Garden,’ a unique candle holder.
The Stephen Einhorn x A BATHING APE®︎ Sterling Silver Ring features the BAPE®︎ logo and has a classy ergonomic shape with a 90s feel. Each item is handmade in a London workshop and is made sustainably.
The playful ‘Fire Garden’ candle holder features four monkeys holding their hands up to a flame, representing the discovery of fire. The monkeys and candle can be rearranged freely.
The packaging, developed by Stephen Einhorn, is a sustainable box made of 100% recyclable materials with environmentally friendly ink. The items are now on sale at Bape.com and at select locations in Japan.
A BATHING APE®︎ × Stephen Einhorn
Release Date: March 19, 2022
Where to Buy: Bape.com
Available in Japan at BAPEXCLUSIVE™ Aoyama, BAPE STORE®︎ DSMG, CDG Osaka, Bape.com
Official Site: https://bape.com/pages/stephen-einhorn
Chogokin, BE@RBRICK, and BAPE Team Up for Triple Collaboration Figure
15.March.2022 | FASHION
A triple collaboration of Medicom Toy’s BE@RBRICK block-type figure, Chogokin, and A BATHING APE’s signature camo will be released on March 12, 2022. The figure will be available at A BATHING APE retailers, BAPE.com, select Medicom toy shops, and select online shops.
The figure is light, and despite being made of alloy, it is completely smooth without screws or protrusions. Customers can snag it in either blue or pink.
BE@RBRICK TM & © 2001-2022 MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
BE@RBRICK x Chogokin
Release Date: March 12, 2022
Where to Buy: A BATHING APE® authorized retailers, BAPE.com Web Store, select Medicom toy stores, and online toy retailers
With the metaverse and NFTs making waves on social media and in the news, BAPE is jumping into this new trend full force. These unique designs are sure to attract fans of the brand!
The official logo and a few of the 3D designs have been revealed ahead of the planned release date. The graphics are algorithmically generated and meticulously detailed to represent BAPE’s unique look and personality. Which is your favorite?
A BATHING APE®︎ NFT
Official Site: www.bapetaverse.com
A BATHING APE and Reebok Release New Collaboration Collection
26.January.2022 | FASHION
The newest collection between BAPE and Reebok is introducing two new unique pieces of footwear, bringing together the best of both brands. The new kicks are now on sale at participating stores around Japan, as well as the Reebok Online Shop.
A BATHING APE, one of Japan’s leading streetwear brands, and global fitness brand Reebok, headquartered in Boston, have come together for the CLUB C and INSTAPUMP FURY sneakers. This isn’t the first time the two companies have released some awesome products, and it most likely won’t be the last.
The distinctive graphics and detail found in BAPE products have been fused with Reebok’s signature design to create an iconic silhouette.
BAPE® x Reebok CLUB C
BAPE® x Reebok COLOR CAMO CRAZY INSTAPUMP FURY
The CLUB C 85 sneakers feature new red and blue stitchwork and the BAPE STA logo on the side panel. The INSTAPUMP FURY shoes feature an asymmetrical BAPE camo design perfect for street-savvy fashionistas.
The collaboration campaign features popular R&B singer Bryson Tiller, labelmate and rapper Pardison Fontaine, singer and MC Ryan Trey, and singer Nia Sultana. The photography was handled by Bryson’s longtime collaborator Ro.Lexx.
BAPE®︎ × Reebok
Collection on sale now at the following stores:
Reebok Store Shibuya
Reebok Classic Stores (Harajuku, HEP FIVE, Abeno HOOP, LaLaport Tachikawa Tachihi, Vivre Yokohama, LaLaport Nagoya Minato AQULS)
Reebok Online Shop: (https://reebok.jp)
※Available items may vary by store.
Collab Details: https://bape.com/pages/reebok
Official Site: http://www.bape.com/
Globally Popular Netflix Series ‘Squid Game’ Gets Collaboration Collection with BAPE
25.January.2022 | FASHION
BAPE has begun selling a new collaboration collection with the popular Korean Netflix series Squid Game.
Premiering in September 2021, Squid Game has become one of the most popular Netflix series of all time around the world. Fans immediately latched on to its innovative setting, in which well-known children’s games like tug-of-war and marbles have been transformed into battle royale’s with only one player left alive.
The collaboration between Squid Game and BAPE includes a number of t-shirts inspired by scenes from the show. Preorders are now open until 14:00 on January 31, 2022.
APE HEAD TEE
BABY MILO®️ TEE
The main character’s number, ‘456,’ is featured prominently in the new collection, along with other graphic tees. Fans shouldn’t miss out before they’re gone!
Preorders Open Now
Where to Order: BAPE.COM, Netflix.shop
*Preorders close on January 31, 2022 at 14:00
A BATHING APE®️ Releases ROAD STA Sneaker Collection, Blends Classic and Modern
10.January.2022 | FASHION
A BATHING APE®️ has announced the new ROAD STA sneaker collection, sure to enthuse shoe heads from around the world. The footwear is now available for purchase at BAPE.COM and at authorized BAPE stores.
ROAD STA (NAVY/GREEN/PINK)
The theme for the new collection is ‘Classic Reborn,’ following closely in the footsteps of the past but with a fresh and exciting twist. Metallic covers have been woven into the original color palette, giving a more alluring shine. Comfortable and perfect for any situation, fans of the popular brand won’t want to miss out.
Canada Goose×CONCEPTS×BAPE® Release Collaboration Collection
08.December.2021 | FASHION
Long-time partners CONCEPTS and BAPE® have launched collaboration collection which is now available at Canada Goose Sendagaya branch and Ron Herman Kyoto ‘Canada Goose’ shop in shop.
The collection includes 6 pieces inspired by the heritage of Canada Goose featuring the iconic BAPE® ABE Camo and Snow Camo to take streetwear to the next level.
Characters Peko & Poko Released as BE@RBRICK Figures in Collaboration with BAPE
30.November.2021 | FASHION
Japanese sweets manufacturer Fujiya has been in business for over 100 years and was the first to establish a nationwide cake shop chain in the company. Their mascot characters Peko and Poko are loved in Japan and have appeared on merchandise for decades. Now, popular street fashion brand BAPE and BE@RBRICK are collaborating to release some neat Peko and Poko figures for a limited time!
BE＠RBRICK BAPE® × Peko & Poko 100％ & 400％ (4-piece set): ¥28,600 (Tax Included)
The collaboration features BAPE’s original camouflage design on Peko and Poko’s overalls. The yellow shirt each character is wearing is an original BAPE item, and the two are also wearing BAPE shoes! On the back of each figure, the logo reads ‘Milky and BAPE from Fujiya.’
BE＠RBRICK BAPE® × Peko & Poko 1000％ (2-piece set): ¥154,000
This is the first time a set like this has been released, so be sure to grab it before the chance is gone!
BE@RBRICK TM & Ⓒ 2001-2021 MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.
BE＠RBRICK BAPE® × Peko & Poko 100％ & 400％ (4-piece set）
BE＠RBRICK BAPE® × Peko & Poko 1000％ (2-piece set）
Special BAPE Page: https://bape.com/pages/fujiyaberbrick
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
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?