A Bathing Ape, or BAPE for short, is the signature Japanese streetwear company founded by Nigo in 1993. BAPE quickly spread from Japan to Hong Kong, London, Shangai, Paris, and of course New York as it gained recognition as an elite global brand. Creatively colored sneakers illuminate the front display of the store, and perfectly compliment the designer T-shirts and expensive hoodies that BAPE offers. The BAPE patent leather sneakers commonly called the "Bape Sta's," were an add-on to the already popular clothing line, but have taken off since their introduction. Just be careful because due to the sizeable price tags, a line of counterfeit "FAPES" have hit the streets. For authentic BAPE gear make sure to to purchase from a trustworthy retailer.
BAPE, 91 Greene St.
Friday, May 24
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.