Our Story

Pip Robins Accessories is a handmade accessories company founded in 2009 by designer and leatherworker Gillian Hyde. Inspired by the intrinsic beauty of natural materials and classic, utilitarian designs, Hyde handcrafts every piece from start to finish. Hyde is passionate about using top quality leather, hardware, and vintage textiles, and creating unique accessories that endure the test of time and trends. Through memorable items and deliberate craftsmanship, Gillian strives to bring rare parts of history into the present through her designs.

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Gillian Hyde strongly believes in creating useful and classic pieces suitable for all genders and body shapes. When developing a new idea, she focus first on a timeless design, and then pairs it with high quality textiles and hardware, and durable construction. Buy less, buy better. Hyde strives to make bags and accessories that you can wear in different ways, during different seasons, in different decades. Functionality is her main guide, as she makes accessories that look good and suit your everyday life. Whenever possible, Hyde uses reclaimed textiles to create one of a kind pieces.

Own something that no one else does.
Everything is made by hand, one at a time or in small batches.



Pip Robins is located in a beautiful, rustic historical building in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario.




Owner Gillian Hyde is the creative force, artisan, and sole person behind Pip Robins Accessories. She proudly creates every single item in the Pip Robins collection from start to finish with expertise, passion, playfulness, and a strong work ethic. 

Hyde (she/they) is a single parent, queer, a Maritimer, believes in practicing sustainability in life and work, and being kind to everyone. She laughs loudly and easily, has very strong hands, and is happily (and slowly) restoring a century home by the sea, in Nova Scotia.  

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