Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ape Shizz

New parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden came out for the grand opening party of the BAPE Store on Melrose Ave. here in LA last night and were joined by folks like Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West, N.E.R.D. and more. Here are a few pics from the opening night party:

Photo credit: Wireimage

Unfortch, little Harlow Winter was not in the hiz to partake in the festivities but a lot of other folks came out instead. For those of you who may not be aware, BAPE or A Bathing Ape is a Japanese clothing company that designs and sells "urban" and "hip-hop" style fashions usually made up of crazy colors and inspired designs. For the most part, I'm not all that into the BAPE look but they do tend to put out a few very cool pieces from time to time. You may recall I fell in love with the BAPE Batman Hoodie last Fall. The only BAPE store in the US before now is in NYC ...

But starting tomorrow, folks in the SoCal area can head out to their new store on Melrose to fulfill all of their A Bathing Ape needs:

So, if you've ever wanted to look "crunk" or dress pretty fly for a white guy, this is the store for you! [Source]