PASS THE BATON is a new shopping concept in Tokyo that focuses on recycling products and acts as a catalyst to instigate the exchange of pre-loved items from one person to another. Like a virtual flea market, the shop asks creative individuals to put their unwanted products for sale and helps to curate them. Items ranging from clothing, furniture, gifts, accessories and so forth. Just a few months prior, A Bathing Ape‘s own NIGO was invited to host his own section in store among other participators.
The store also runs a gallery, with the latest being “Then, Now and Future”, an exhibit in conjunction with adidas Originals. Around 70 creatives were chosen to exhibited their favorite sneakers with the three stripes. Notable names you may recognize include Yasumasa Yonehara (Cheki photographer), Hiroaki Shitano (WHIZ Limited), Daisuke Obana (N.Hollywood), Akeem The Dream (HECTIC/T19/Reserved Note) and Verbal (m-flo/TERIYAKI BOYZ) to name but a few. Be sure to drop by if you are in Tokyo and experience the cultural melting pot that is Pass The Baton. Check after the jump for some of the sneakers that will be on display and on sale.
PASS THE BATON Omotesando
Omotesando Hills West B2F | Map
Shibuya-ku Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition Date: January 13th (Thursday) – January 30th (Sunday)