Yes, it sneaked up on us. It caught us by surprise. BAPE’s extremely hands-on founder, NIGO, has talked about expanding to Shanghai back in 2009 in a feature on Think Silly, and the news has been confirmed– the APE will be bathing in Fall 2010 in Shanghai. After locations in Asia such as Taipei, BAPE Store is finally finding its way into the mainland. Images of the new store wrapped up in BAPE Camo, awaiting to be unwrapped and unveiled to the public has surfaced online. Finally, no more travelling, trekking and insane online stalking and hefty shipping fees will be necessary for BAPE fans in Shanghai anymore. Rejoice and go ape over this!