Best place to see Japanese kids waiting in line (2008)


Like 24-inch rims on a busted-ass Honda Accord, the must-have sneakers of this past summer spruced up even the jankiest of outfits. At $300-plus a pair, Bapestas—from Tokyo design house A BATHING APE—were not for the idle sneakerista. This fall, Ape—long a favorite of the Beastie Boys and Pharrell Williams—is opening its first U.S. retail location. Japanese kids who queue up outside Alife Rivington every time a new Crayola color gets slapped onto a pair of kicks will now have a new haunt.


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