at some point, this is bigger than even Nigo. how big the brand can get came up frequently when Nigo met with investment bankers in 2005. When handbag Puma Creepers For Man
so he knows the international market is where he has to go. When Nigo opens his 15 foot high, green glass Puma Fenty Creepers Velvet Red and steel front door, I am again reminded of the striking contrast between the short, phlegmatic Japanese man standing before me and the flashy brand that he has created. But then Nigo smiles thin lipped grin accompanied by a slight dip of the head teeth encrusted with platinum and diamonds. geek in the shadows. His employees say that until very recently, Nigo had as good a handle on inventory as did the Puma Creepers Grey Velvet
maker Samantha Thavasa went public and achieved a market cap of $1. 5 billion shortly thereafter, Nigo says bankers told him that he could expect Bape, which has more global upside, to receive a similarly healthy reception on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. "There really is no other company like Bape," says Akira Miura, who covers the fashion business for WWD Japan. "He has this condensed trademark that can be diluted and turned into a great business. " Nigo insists, however, that he has no intention of going public in the near future.
store managers themselves. is still his store, says Skate Thing, whose real name is Shinichiro Nakamura. He one of Bape chief designers and has been a friend and collaborator of Nigo Puma Creepers Gold Toe
since Nigo was 18. hard for him to let go of that, Skate Thing says.
"But it tempting," he says. "Think of what I could do with that kind of capital. "For the past year, Nigo has been professionalizing Bape senior management team, which until now had been drawn almost entirely from the 300 employees who work in the retail stores. present staff would not be able to handle a high growth environment, says one fashion industry observer. Nigo agrees. need to become a little more like other companies. We may not choose to do things the normal way, but we need to at least know what normal is, he says.
Eighteen year old Tomoaki Nagao moved to Tokyo in 1986 from .