Product Categories

Sabrina Mini

Amelia Tote

Nic Nak Tote

Heidi Handbag

Anna Pochette


About the Designer


Buy Handbag Patterns


Special Orders


Contact Us


Join Our Mailing List

   About Kate

Kate Groves or “the other Kate” -as her friends refer to her- was born in Boston.  Her husband, Warren, insists that she was born to the business of making handbags because she has loved them, and loved buying them for a long time! 

Kate attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie New York, and Harvard Business School in Boston.  She married her husband, Warren, a Texan, “y’all” she met in business school in 1990.  The couple has two children, and the family resides in Phoenix.

Kate Groves Creations was born when Kate made a handbag for herself, and she started carrying it around Phoenix.  Everywhere she went, people would stop her to ask her about her handbag.  They wanted to know where they could get one.  This obvious pent up demand for unique, bright, fun handbags caused Kate to leave her peaceful “soccer Mom” existence behind and start a handbag company.  Soon, many of her friends were seen sporting Kate Groves handbags around town, and they too were continuously stopped.  It became great fun to go out with friends and to see how many times people would stop them and ask about their handbags.  Kate, who is a bit shy by nature, soon found she was often talking to complete strangers on a daily basis about her handbags.

 Kate initially developed four different sized handbag designs, and she has just recently added a new evening bag design.  Every bag is handcrafted of fine wools and beautiful textured yarns.  Many of the larger bags have over 30 different yarns in them.  Each of the handbag sizes is named after someone special to the designer, Kate. 

 To make the handbags really unique pieces of art, Kate started designing the handles to match the handbags. Kate has created handmade jewelry as a hobby since she was thirteen, and she incorporates this love of jewelry into the handles she creates for the handbags.  Additionally, Kate often adds one of a kind handcrafted buttons to her handbags as well.

 The excitement over these bags is beginning to catch on.  Kate has custom designed evening bags to match outfits for clients attending special events.  One handbag was designed for a client attending the movie premiere in Los Angeles of the new Kate Hudson movie, Saving Helen, and another was designed for a client attending the Bill Gates CEO Summit in Seattle.  With so many nondescript clutches and evening bags available– these bags offer a refreshing bit of pizzazz in evening attire.

Most recently, Kate's handbags were featured in YES magazine.



Join the kategroves.com mailing list