Since 1976, leather has been the source of a profound interest and fascination for Gilles. From this material grew a source of eternal inspiration. After his first creations were sold, he opened his first store in Jonquière named "Mains Agile."
Since then, Gilles Bergeron has participated in many expositions such as the Salon des Métiers d'Art in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Montréal in addition to the "One of a Kind Show" in Toronto. The year 1987 marked the beginning of a new concept for the boutique: Conception Cuir, a workshop boutique where clients have the opportunity to order custom creations or purchase specific products.