The Oldest Streetwear Brands in Business Today

BAPE

Years In Business: 20
Established: 1993

The best thing Nigo might have done for A Bathing Ape was limiting the supply when the demand was high. He changed it up after reportedly seeing his product marked down at discount shopping stores that were basically the Japanese equivalent to Marshall's. Since then, BAPE has only been exclusive to its flagship locations. Of course a U.S. invasion followed and had everyone sporting full-zip hoodies and the brand's signature camo print. Nigo might have departed the brand recently, but the BAPE train hasn't stopped. The brand has a long history of collaborations, and its next stop is a capsule collection with Playboy magazine.

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