Stop what you’re doing, fashion fiends. If you’ve ever wanted to buy a collection from A Bathing Ape (BAPE) but didn’t know when to pull the trigger or what on, things may very well just have changed for you. There’s a BAPE X Pokemon collaboration coming soon in Japan, so you’d better start saving up now.
The Japanese department store Isetan has announced that it’ll be hosting a special pop-up store as a collaboration between BAPE and Pokemon, which will appear at the Shinjuku store. The pop-up will be open between August 16 and August 21, and will include several special T-shirts featuring Pokemon favorites like Pikachu, Charmander, Squirrel, and Bulbasaur.
The images will be emblazoned on white T-shirts with Poke Balls, black and white tees as well, and several other designs. This is the first official BAPE and Pokemon collaboration, and as such it’s very special. The pop-up store at Isetan is only the start of the promotion, however, with a wider Japanese release happening at the BAPE Stores in Harajuku, Nagoya, Osaka, Shibuya, Fukuoka and Sapporo.
There isn’t anywhere to check out the designs, it seems just yet, but if you’re looking forward to getting your BAPE x Pokemon on you might want to take a trip to Japan in the near future.