A Bathing Ape, also known as BAPE, is a Japanese streetwear brand founded in 1993 by NIGO. The brand encompasses all men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, with a variety of accessories and lifestyle items. In 2011, a Hong Kong-based fashion conglomerate I.T Group purchased the brand for a $2.8 million USD. By 2013 NIGO had stepped down from the brand’s creative helm.

Founded: 1993
Industries: Streetwear
HQ: Tokyo, Japan