Back in 2005, Nigo brought A Bathing Ape, his brainchild and streetwear brand to the United States in the form of its NYC flagship store in SoHo. A decade later, and the SoHo store continues to stand strong as the brand’s only United States retail location — which is a milestone worth celebrating.
The commemorate ten years of BAPE Store New York, the Japanese brand enlisted a wellspring of tastemakers which includes: G.O.O.D. Music affiliates Big Sean, Pusha T and Travi$ Scott; Kid Cudi; Flastbush Zombies; Wiz Khalifa; famed graffiti artist Stash; RSVP Gallery; artist Futura; and even Def Jam Recordings. In addition, BAPE NY will include their own official 10th anniversary pieces, which will include snapbacks, t-shirts, sunglasses and more.
The BAPE Store NY capsule collection launches at the NY flagship storefront on April 25, with subsequent launches at BAPEXCLUSIVE Aoyama, Dover Street Market Ginza, and Bape.com on May 2.
Check out the full collection above.
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