A Bathing Ape
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Store opening: A Bathing Ape on Melrose

At the opening of A Bathing Ape store, founder Tomoaki “Nigo” Nagao, center, is joined by, from left, director Joel Silver, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and artist Takashi Murakami. (Arnold Turner / Wireimage)
Actor Jonah Hill at the Melrose Avenue store, which features a melding of Japanese streetwear and American pop culture. (Arnold Turner / Wireimage)
Rapper Jermaine Dupri, left, and Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden attend the Los Angeles opening. (Arnold Turner / Wireimage)
Nigo’s store sells limited runs of merchandise, leading his customers to go ape for items like $80 T-shirts and $230 sneakers. (Arnold Turner / Wireimage)