Going Ape over Counterfeits
Which of these things is not like the others?
- Louis Vuitton
- A Bathing Ape
If you answered (5) A Bathing Ape, you're right -- and wrong.
A Bathing Ape is a hot young Japanese fashion label worn by hip hop artists and those who love them, not a venerable European luxury brand. But BAPE also has the dubious honor of being among this season's most wanted counterfeits, so much so that it posted a plea/warning about fakes on its website.
In other words, monkey see, monkey don't.