the Journey of


Palm bags handcrafted in South America by patient and creative artisans, Into the Woods is a snazzy brand designed for the inspirational woman. Inspiration is out there and waiting to be found. Each palm is selected by skilled artisans twice a week and colorful batches are hand-dyed  and left to dry for several days. Handmade Palm bags and accessories provide an effortlessly unique one of a kind chic look with a touch of boho. Each wildly wonderful Hamptons collection of palm bags is curated to capture the sheer bliss of many adventures travelled. The colors of the Irish countryside, the bucolic and creative spirit of the Hudson Valley and the feel and the ocean breeze of the Hamptons are here for you to explore on your next adventure. The Hamptons, Montauk, Sag Harbor hand crafted palm bags are all part of this  limited edition collection. Many handmade items are also globally sourced in enchanting Bali, Indonesia whoʻs lush landscapes are captured in cool designs yet to be discovered.

Journey Into the Woods with each collection and forge your own magical path. Founder Catherine Woods has put the heart and soul of exploration in these intricate hand-made palm bags. Woods grew up in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland and was the youngest of seven siblings. Influenced by her loving mother, Kate, she was taught to appreciate handmade items and the importance of reuse and renew and recycle. These attributes are strongly supported at Into The Woods collections as we come into a world where handcrafted Artisan style, sustainability and an appreciation of culture and giving back is greatly valued.

Catherine has called New York her home for 32 years with her wonderful family - a husband of 30 years, four children, and an adorable pooch, Tyrone.                             

“Our customer is eco-conscious, curious and has their own effortless chic style.  They are delighted to travel to brilliant and fantastic places around the world.They love family, having fun and being silly. They love the outdoors, nature and the ocean and above all, knows the power of a truly unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessory.”

“I have been moved by the colours of the Irish countryside and lured by the spirit of the ocean whether it be here in the Hamptons or far away lands like Bali.”

Into the woods Gives back

Catherine Woods passes the inspiration of mother, Kate Bowes, in each and every handmade product to inspire and ignite a sense of love, passion and freedom that can be shared with future generations. As a symbol of our love & appreciation we are donating 10% with every purchase of our handmade ‘Loveheart Mary Kate’ bag directly to the Heart of The Hamptons who's mission is to help people in the local community who are in need, in a dignified manner, without discrimination,


At the very heart of Into the Woods is a true desire to live and celebrate the best and happiest family life fooling and messing around as we say back home in Ireland. For women everywhere to have a more free spirited and joyful attitude towards living and accessorizing."

the Heart of the Hamptons

Heart of the Hamptons assists more than 1,500 people each year with the help of more than 50 dedicated volunteers, and an active Board of Directors. The headquarters at 168 Hill Street in Southampton Village is home to the Southampton Food Pantry serving over 400 households (1100 people), the Clothing Room, and an outreach office for Executive Director Hilton Crosby. Services include a multi-faceted Assistance Program offering crisis intervention, medical assistance funding, aid for seniors, school supplies and summer lunches for school children, and a meals program for the homebound. Heart of the Hamptons also connects people in need with resources available in our local community. To learn more about Heart of the Hamptons please vist their website by clicking their logo.