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Bape Octopus Card & Holder (HK Exclusive)

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If you’ve never been to Hong Kong then there is a good chance that you have never even heard of an Octopus Card. But if you live in Hong Kong, you know that an Octopus Card is the greatest thing ever and can be used for the MTR, 7-11, ice cream trucks, McDonalds, and more.
Well Bape is now releasing a special Octopus Card and holder exclusively for the Hong Kong store.

Coming in a white multi-camo, the Bape Octopus Card and holder will be released at the Bathing Ape store in Hong Kong on May 31st.

I’m thinking about picking one of these up just on the chance that I’ll be moving to or visiting HK very soon.


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May 22, 2009 at 2:28 pm

A Bathing Ape – Bapexclusive Gold/ Silver Bapesta

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While solid gold and silver colorways of the Bapesta, Roadsta, and 88 have all dropped in extremely limited quantities over the past year or so, there is now a gold AND silver pair that just released at the Bapexclusive store in Aoyama, Tokyo.

Normally I’m not a big fan of mixing gold and silver in clothing and jewelry but these actually don’t look bad at all.

Sometimes I feel bad posting things like this because these will be more or less impossible to get your hands on unless they eventually made a more wide release. But I do thing that they are quite interesting and hey, maybe Cliffedge will restock (where they already sold out for $530 a peice!).


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May 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Tokyo Trip

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This week is Golden Week in Japan, which basically means almost everyone in the country is off work for 3 days. This also means that almost every goes somewhere for those 3 days.

We decided to go and visit my best mate who lives in Tokyo.

First night we had a BBQ and got completely wrecked. The next day we went to Harajuku which was the busiest I have ever seen it in my 10 years of visiting Japan.

Here are a few pics. Enjoy!

The view at one of the service stations we stopped at! Awesome!

No greasy spoon cafe’s here

I spotted Mount Fuji at another service station stop

Waiting in Shinjuku

The BBQ gets underway

Beer and meat and some random Japanese Spirit. All you need for a good night.

Now we are cooking!

These were really nice, but my friend said they were the most disgusting thing he has ever tasted lol

Next day and Ramen was on the menu

The New Murakami’d LV store on Ometosando Dori, Harajuku

Awesome looking store

The NSW store on Neko Dori

The Adidas Originals store is 2 down

Harajuku crossing with the new H&M and Forever21 stores in the distance.

We couldnt get into H&M or Forever21 as they both had 3 hour queues!!

As I said, it was the busiest ive ever known it.

I always like to play “Spot the Star Trak Sticker” when ever im in Harajuku. This is a new one I found lol

Lots of people sent flowers to congratulate Carhartt on their new store opening, including Nigo, Stussy, Bounty Hunter and others.

A shot of the inside of the store

The LOVE statue in Shinjuku

Limited EDT 2 in Harajuku. I love this shop, I always want pretty much every shoe they have!

Burger King Terriyaki Whopper. Only in Tokyo so I had to have one. It was great 😀

The Mode HAL School building. Great design.


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May 8, 2009 at 5:42 am

Posted in Bape, Forever 21, harajuku, NSW, tokyo

A Bathing Ape "Pirate Store" Opens in Karuizawa

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Bape has just opened a new pop-up “Pirate Store” in Karuizawa, Japan.

Going all out (as Bape always does) they transformed a small retail space into what looks like the inside of a pirate ship straight off of a movie set. Really well done.

You can see that Nigo is putting those life size shark wearing Teriyaki Boyz models to use in a good way. (They are supposed to be like real sharks, get it? outside in the water and then hung upside down by the treasure…. clever)

The store is empty in the pics but has officially opened as a temporary Bape store, bringing some special products along with it.
The Ape Pirate Tee and Bape Treasure Bag are both exclusive to the store as well as Bape Card members.

So if you are lucky enough to be touring the countryside of Japan in the near future, definitely check out the Bape Pirate store, looks quite amazing.
Sure does make that Kidrobot Pirate Store look like doo doo for using aluminum foil. (I joke though. That store was for other reasons)


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April 29, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Posted in Bape, nigo, Pirate store


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The latest A Bathing Ape Mook was released today, show casing the Summer 2009 collection.

The free gift is a tote bag, that has images on both sides and is reversible. The quality is very nice for a free gift and it is made of a sweatshirt type material.


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April 20, 2009 at 7:26 am


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Photographer Shawn Mortensen has died at the age of 43

The name may not be instantly recognisable to you, but it was Shawn that took this famous (amongst Bape fans and Hip Hop fans anyway) picture of The Notorious B.I.G.

He was also friends with Nigo for many years, with Bape gallery displaying his works.



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April 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Bape, shawn mortensen

Nigo’s Mercedes Benz 300SL

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Last month I posted about Nigo receiving his new Mercedes Benz AMG Modified 300SL

Well, here are pictures of that car

If you are a classic car lover, look away now

Now, I love Bape camo as much as the next Bape head, but to put it on a classic 300SL??

Someone needs to get slapped for this

If anyone wants to do this, Nigo will be with this car at the Honk Kong Bape store 3rd Anniversary today.

*EDIT* Turns out, thankfully, this is just a wrap print.

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April 3, 2009 at 6:29 am

Posted in A Bathing Ape, Bape, nigo