Bape?

Discussion in 'Designers and Collections' started by slinky_vagabond, May 8, 2004.

  1. slinky_vagabond

    slinky_vagabond New Member

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    Anyone know where I can buy A Bathing Ape stuff online?
     
  2. brian

    brian New Member

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    I don't think it's available anywhere.
    Nowhere that I know of in the US, anyhow.

    I'm sure there are some Japanese brand shop websites that would have it (if you understand any Japanese you can try rakuten.co.jp), and you CAN order, although I am not too sure if they ship to the US. It's worth a try, though.
     
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    there is alot of stuff on ebay, but it hink alot fo it is fakes.

    i have seen some stuff at a store in LA.

    I think the line is pritty voer hyped IMO, its cool, btu its not THAT cool.
     
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    Thank you everyone! :flower:
     
  8. mouko

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    recon in san francisco carries it. They have a website, google it.

    I know stores in NY and down in LA carry it as well, but I don't now the specific names.
     
  9. i_<3_chanel

    i_<3_chanel elementary.

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    isn't there some rule like people can only buy one piece from each new collection :unsure: i'm not suree
     
  10. Christopher31

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    Yea. I heard that too, LOL.

    People in Japan are crazy over this stuff, at least they used to be. The stuff doesn't look that special to me.
     
  11. mouko

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    its not as big as most people think. Aparently what my friends in japan were telling me all the trend kids in shinjuku/tokyo and such don't wear bape, it's all the suburban kids. But yeah, i think its pretty overhyped in the states because of pharell and jayz.
     
  12. faust

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    I just read an interview with the designer of Bathing Ape in Vman. He seemed so shallow and vain. The stuff they showed looked boring. Is it really that popular???
    One of his comments was that he hopes he never gets bored with consuming things, because there is nothing else to do in Tokyo :rolleyes: .
     
  13. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    Is this 'Nigo'? - he's a strange fellow...I'm not a fan of his either...I suspect there may be an ironic element to his avowal of consumerism though...it's all very pretentious in a very 'street' kind of a way.

    I was looking up Bape t'other day and found loads of sites selling it but I've forgotten them all...I'll try and find them in my web history...
     
  14. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    OT:

    From the ape's mouth:

    "They're very shallow; they take things for granted, and they're not street savvy. It's sort of ironic for them to be wearing my clothing. I'm trying to show how they are incapable of being independent-minded. They have no plans, no goals, because they're just too comfortable. Like bathing in lukewarm water.”"
     
  15. faust

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    yea. if that's irony it's cool, but the journalist certainly did not get the irony. there were a lot of pix of Nigo's house, he has a Lambo, a Rolls, and a Hummer in the garage, 100 pairs of sneackers, tons of original eames chairs just stacked in rows without being used, LV luggage collection, etc., etc. I'm not catching the irony either I guess :p
     
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    yeah this guy does seem to be a bit pretentious... i have two of their t-shirts but they're a bit young looking for me at this point, i like Bape sneakers though.

    LOL Nigo does seem to be capitalizing on the sheep-like mentality of the lost youth though...that collaboration he did with Pharrell, Billionaire Boys Club has some of the most overpriced generic clothing ever ($60 for a t-shirt that has nothing but the brand logo printed on it, not good quality cotton or anything). That's a cool name though, "Billionaire Boys Club"

    Undercover >>>>>>>>>>> Bathing Ape.
     
  17. PrinceOfCats

    PrinceOfCats Naturellement pulpeuse

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    The only constant for all post-modernists is paradox...

    Anyhoo, www.apeshirts.com has lots of links...
     
  18. faust

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    that's what he was wearing for the interview :rolleyes:
     
  19. Meg

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    Would love to read the interview. I find it interesting however talking about a sheep mentality and he has stacks of LV luggage?

    Either way, I don't understand how he can have that much money when BAPE is not that big? Whatever. I don't find anything that special in their clothes thus far.
     
  20. Erzébeth

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    bape is still considered cool? its been around for ages..
     

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