Adipose tissue (AT) dysfunctions are associated with the onset of insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Targeting glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide receptor (GIPR) is a valid option to increase the efficacy of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists in T2DM treatment. Nevertheless, the therapeutic potential of targeting the GIP/GIPR axis and its effect on the AT are controversial. In this work, we explored the expression and regulation of GIPR in precursor cells and mature adipocytes, investigating if and how obesogenic stimuli and thiazolidinediones perturb GIPR expression. Using publicly available gene expression datasets, we assessed that, among white adipose tissue (WAT) cells, adipocytes express lower levels of GIPR compared to cells of mesothelial origin, pericytes, dendritic and NK/T cells. However, we report that GIPR levels markedly increase during the in vitro differentiation of both murine and human adipocytes, from 3T3-L1 and human mesenchymal precursor cells (MSCs), respectively. Notably, we demonstrated that thiazolidinediones - ie. synthetic PPARγ agonists widely used as anti-diabetic drugs and contained in the adipogenic mix - markedly induce GIPR expression. Moreover, using multiple in vitro systems, we assessed that thiazolidinediones induce GIPR in a PPARγ-independent manner. Our results support the hypothesis that PPARγ synthetic agonists may be used to increase GIPR levels in AT, potentially affecting in turn the targeting of GIP system in patients with metabolic dysfunctions. Furthermore, we demonstrate in vitro and in vivo that proinflammatory stimuli, and especially the TNFα, represses GIPR both in human and murine adipocytes, even though discordant results were obtained between human and murine cellular systems for other cytokines. Finally, we demonstrated that GIPR is negatively affected also by the excessive lipid engulfment. Overall, we report that obesogenic stimuli - ie. pro-inflammatory cytokines and the increased lipid accumulation - and PPARγ synthetic ligands oppositely modulate GIPR expression, possibly influencing the effectiveness of GIP agonists.