About Us

PHIPPS was founded with a deep appreciation for the great American outdoors and the spirit of adventure. PHIPPS blends rugged, masculine design with a nostalgic and countercultural nod to Americana. Since our inception in 2018, we’ve carved out our own path in modern fashion, celebrating the timeless appeal of outdoor culture. We pride ourselves on crafting high-quality, purpose-driven products that are made with true American integrity, bringing a fresh, outsider perspective to the world of rugged American style.

PHIPPS was founded by Spencer Phipps in 2018 and was initially launched in Paris, where it found success in Europe. The brand was selected as a finalist of the LVMH prize in 2019 and is currently a finalist in the 2024 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. The studio was relocated to Los Angeles in 2022 where it is currently based.

Spencer Phipps was born in San Francisco, where he developed his rugged sensibility, before moving to NYC to study at Parsons School of Design. He began his career at Marc Jacobs, working on the menswear design team, and eventually departed to Antwerp to work as the first American on Dries Van Noten’s design team before launching his eponymous brand.