BAPE has opened a new store in Seoul South Korea. This is good news for Koreans, as they will no longer have to fly/boat to Japan or drive to China to get their hands on authentic BAPE products. Maybe one day, a BAPE store will open in Canada.
Two new ‘A Bathing Ape BAPE Pirate Stores’ have opened in Japan. They have popped up before in the U.S.A. in September and December 2009. They opened a Bathing Ape Pirate Store in Melrose, California during the christmas holidays from December 26th – 30th. And earlier in September, they had opened a Bathing APE Pirate Store in New York City. Obviously, they had great success and are now doing the same in Japan. They also have a BAPE Pirate Store in Kobe, Japan and Kuruizawa, Japan. The stores in U.S.A. were only temporary stores, but I havn’t seen any dates indicating the new stores in Japan will only be temps. I hope they keep them open full-time and then open a full-time Bathing Ape Pirate Store in New York.
Also. they have released a 1 year anniversary shirt for the Bathing Ape Pirate Store with the opening of the two new locations.
I have put together a gallery of the interior photos of the Bathing Ape Pirate Stores. Check them all out below.