News has surfaced that the Bape Store in New York will close on July 30. Having opened in 2005, and located on 91 Greene Street, perhaps this was on the cards following the Los Angeles location which was shortly followed by the purchase of 90% of BAPE’s stock from I.T Ltd in Hong Kong. Having made such an influence when it first opened, East Coast followers of the iconic Japanese label will have to look elsewhere now for their favourite pieces.