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Nothing to see here folks—just an average Saturday at A Bathing Ape. They're not joking when they say only 15 people in-store at a time. The security feels very heavy-handed too. Is Bape really that concerned about people stealing merch? Practically everything is encased in glass anyway. Or is this manufactured exclusivity, so people will stop, stare and want to see what the fuss is about? We took a pic of it after all.
· Still Waiting: No Movement and No Free Tees at A Bathing Ape [Racked]