Best place to see Japanese kids waiting in line - 2004
A BATHING APE
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, Bapestasfrom Tokyo design house A BATHING APEwere not for the idle sneakerista. This fall, Apelong a favorite of the Beastie Boys and Pharrell Williamsis 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.