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A Bathing Ape x Beastie Boys – Action Figures | Charity Sale

The vinyl protagonists in Beastie Boys‘ most recent music video Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win certainly resurrected many interests, especially among collectors of vinyl action figures. A 2 year endeavor that involved NIGO‘s holding company, NOWHERE Ltd. and A Bathing Ape, the action figures … READ MORE

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BAPE x Transformers Special Collection

To coincide with today’s lunar eclipse, A Bathing Ape (or better known as BAPE) unveiled its Transformers Special Collection. Scheduled along with the third and final installment of Transformers live-action movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, BAPE decorated a series of BABY MILO graphic tees with the … READ MORE

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BAPE x PORTER – Summer 2011 Collection | Preview

Previewed earlier, A Bathing Ape today announced its continue collaboration with YOSHIDA & Co. in the offering of the BAPE x PORTER accessories collection. While some doubts appeared when NIGO announced the sale of the long time street wear brand to Hong Kong’s I.T. Group. Reassurance came … READ MORE

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Freshness Week In Review: 2/27/2011 3/06/2011

The focus this week depends a bit on perspective; there were a number of notable announcements, spanning a number of themes. For the Cult of Mac, the biggest event this week was obviously Tuesday’s unveiling of the iPad 2, by Steve Jobs, who came off a leave … READ MORE

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BEAMS – Interview with NIGO

Nigo and A Bathing Ape are names that are synonymous. Nigo has been the face of not only that brand, but also a culture force of street fashion in Japan and elsewhere. In his interview with Japanese retaielr BEAMS, Nigo talks about his new venture through which … READ MORE

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BAPE Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Lookbook

The prognosis of its demise is a bit premature.  In fact, the recent sale of A Bathing Ape (BAPE) to Hong Kong’s I.T Ltd. Maybe a boost to the label.  It certainly will free up available time for Nigo and BAPE’s design team to revitalize parts of … READ MORE

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Freshness Week In Review: 2/06/2011 2/13/2011

A week after news broke of the do-or-die sale of A Bathing Ape, Nigo is still in the news. Industry publication WWD ran the first post-sale interview with Tomoaki Nagao, aka Nigo, and this week also brought a preview of the Spring Summer 2011 lineup from the … READ MORE

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Freshness Week In Review: 1/31/2011 2/06/2011

Mid-Winter isn’t the hottest time of year for retail, but it’s often a busy time of year for the business side of fashion: upcoming collaborations are announced, Spring/Summer collections are previewed, and of course there are multiple buyer’s shows. This past week included all of those, but … READ MORE

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Freshness Week In Review: 1/09/2011 1/15/2011

Yes, there was another major snowstorm this week, but most places took it in stride and moved on. In Freshness culture, it was a pretty busy week in Nike world (which isn’t that remarkable in and of itself). The Swoosh announced releases covering SB, ACG, Jordan, and … READ MORE