Following the opening of its Paris location last year, BAPE now boasts a bricks and mortar location on Los Angeles’ famed Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. In celebration of the opening, BAPE dropped a ton of exclusive gear, as well as collaborations with Damian Lillard, adidas, and mastermind JAPAN.
The multi-story location’s interior clashes marble and steel, with commissioned works by Adam Lister added as a further touch. Spanning 2 floors and covering 2,500 sq.ft of minimal design.
Those that lined up were able to get up close with a pair of BAPE G-Class Mercedes Benzes, both of which were decked out in a Los Angeles-themed ABC Camo. Clad in purple and gold, this was perhaps a nod to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles’ most popular and storied sports franchise.
There was a line down the block ahead of the opening, in part owned to the hype created by the launch of the LA-exclusive capsule and Damian Lillard’s DAME 4 adidas sneaker. Of course, BAPE being BAPE, neighboring stores better get used to people camping outside.
Check out all the images above and stay tuned for updates on future Los Angeles-exclusive merch that is set to drop at the new store.
Finally, read on for the exact address and the opening hours of the new Los Angeles store.
BAPE Los Angeles 8810 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, 90069 California
Opening Hours: 11am–7pm
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