A Bathing Ape 01: Window Display Sneakers

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In late December, with little discernible fanfare, the first ever official North American outpost of the exclusive, quasi-underground Japanese clothing label A Bathing Ape (also known as BAPE) hung out its shingle on a cobblestone street in SoHo, NYC. Here is a shot of the main store window display, which features a moving “kaiten” of limited edition Bathing Ape sneakers. (A “kaiten” refers to a kind of rotating conveyor belt or carousel used to ferry small seafood dishes around some large sushi bars in Japan.)

Ivan Corsa Photo