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Frye Melissa Tote is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful & classy I've had my Melissa Tote for almost a year. It is beautiful and the leather ages well. I was looking for a tote that was divided-which is harder to come by than I thought it would be. This bag is perfect; plenty of compartments to keep me organized. I also find it surprisingly light given the weight of the leather plus what I put inside. It's designed well to wear comfortably and doesn't hurt my shoulder.
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Beautiful Tote! Top Quality. Bag is well-made, thus the price! Strong, thick handles. Beautiful color and texture. There is plenty of room in the bag with separate compartments to keep your items in some order. I wish there was a wallet to go with it!
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a beauty! I am so happy that I bought this bag. The bag itself is well made bag. The cognac color is classic. I know that I will be enjoying this bag for years to come, as it is one that will not be a trend. Love it!
Date published: 2019-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bag! All that is needed comes with this Tote...simple, functional, elegant and well made.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Tote I love everything that Frye makes and I really love this purse. The leather is fabulous and this bag will be around for years. Beautiful and the perfect size too.
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Bag This bag is a great size and so gorgeous. It is large enough to hold 8x10 documents and file folders. I love how it fits over the shoulder the handles are the perfect size.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the look I purchased this tote when it was on sale. I absolutely love the rustic look that the leather has. Frye products are of such great quality that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this bag. Thank you, Garnet Hill, for offering this bag.
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bag EVER! I've been using this wonderful bag for a month now and love it! The quality is top notch, there's plenty of room to carry normal purse gear along with extra items (book, newspaper, iPad), and the bag pairs well with all types of outfits. Yes expensive, but totally worth it!
Date published: 2019-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and rich quality I just recvd the Cognac bag. It's totally gorgeous. Only "complaint" is that it doesn't have the Frye logo front and center as pictured. Otherwise, love it!
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional quality, beautiful bag I have enjoyed my Frye Melissa Tote so much that when not in use I have it setting out in my room so that I can view it all the time. Not only is it beautiful, but the craftsmanship is excellent. The size is great for carrying all of my items and it's made in the USA. It can't get much better then that!
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Handbag I was looking for a Frye handbag. I bought this bag based on other people's excellent reviews of the product and I am not disappointed. All my stuff fits perfectly and the center zipping pocket is great. The bag is not too big yet has all the room for everything and more. I ordered the cognac and it is beautiful. The leather started breaking in within a few days and after six weeks it is so soft . I don't like changing my bag very often so I wanted a bag that looks good with most clothes and this is it. I think it is a stylish, well crafted handbag. Typical Frye quality.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this tote! Great all around bag, lots of room. Color of slate leather is beautiful. Very stylish.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very roomy This purse is great, very roomy so I can put extra things inside love the style, color and smell lol
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps everything organized! I bought this on sale last month after always thinking it was a sharp looking handbag! I bought the Slate color and I’d say it goes with everything! Fits nicely on my shoulder, and looks nice dressed up or down!!
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bag! I absolutely love this bag. It has ample room and a center divider so that articles do not fall into that “pocketbook abyss” that so many bags have.... It has two zipper compartments that are ample. The leather is soft and wears naturally. This, by far, is my favorite bag and I am a pocketbook freak, I have many.... I highly recommend this bag!
Date published: 2018-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I have looked at this bag for over a year. Why did I wait so long?!
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rustic tote I bought this recently in Cognac and I love it. The color is a rich caramel. It does scratch very easily but the scratches seem to lighten and blend with the rustic look. I wish it were larger but it does give a bit with use. I like the internal organization - the padded center compartment has a zipper which is handy. Leather smells great. Well made. Overall, a good Frye product.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have Actually Been Designed By a Woman Bought this in the dark color for a fall everyday bag. It is amazingly well designed, I'm so impressed! First, it's small enough to look good over my shoulder, my elbow, or in my hand. It does not appear to be a "Mom-bag", nothing clunky about it. However, astonishingly, I can fit my laptop, my iPad, & chargers in one side, my wallet, headphones, reading glasses, paperback book, & makeup bag in the other side and keep cough drops, lady supplies, post-it notes, papers, etc in the zippered center dividing pocket, and keep my iPhone, lipsticks, pens, etc right at-hand in the perfectly-sized side pockets. And, it has a easy to use key clip on a leather leash, so everything is at-hand, when you need it. When I'm not carrying my electronics, I've used one side to hold my high heels while I walk in my flats, & then my flats pop in when I arrive. Oh, plus, the handles stay upright when you set it down--easy to grab in the car & no flopping on a dirty floor. Seriously great bag, & the perfect size.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic, beautiful design and quality This Frye bag is everything I hoped it would be! The leather is beautiful and quickly becomes buttery soft with use. The organization/pockets are perfect and so needed, right down to the two eye glass case pockets plus a zipped, padded center cell phone pocket. I highly recommend this even a full price but was so lucky to find it on sale. An outstanding purchase that I plan on using for many years.
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Great purse! Very well made- sturdy! Love the key holder and pockets. Great color- brown! A little pricey but I think it will last for a long time.
Date published: 2018-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I’m so glad I bought this bag, it’s a beautiful rich leather. I will use it for many years.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase! I LOVE this bag. I have had it for about six months or so, and it is so beautiful. It is big enough to fit my laptop, which I love. I can also fit my wallet, a water bottle, cosmetic bag...it is so roomy but somehow not bulky. LOVE it. Definitely worth the $.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great handbag! Great leather, great size, great handles, great color, great compartments! Compliments jeans as well as an upscale outfit. I like it for casual which is me 99% of the time!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Beautiful Just a nice size it is very rich and has the leather that only will gets better with time.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Received this Frye tote a month ago, wasn't sure about it once it arrived, but now the leather has gotten softer and has that worn look. Love it
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bag Was looking for the perfect all purpose bag for a long time that combined practicality with quality and a good look. This bag fit the bill. Cell phone fits well and is easy to grab from center pocket with zipper. I love the compartments and it stands upright when you set it down (my old bag flopped around too much). High quality leather. I'm picky about size and straps and they work well.....you sling it over your shoulder. Good size bag. You can fit laptop inside if you need......
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection! Love this bag - just the perfect size, pockets for cell phone, large divider pocket, tab for keys and made beautifully. I'm not a very big person but the handles fit over my shoulder and in the hand without hitting the ground. Go for it - you won't regret this beautiful, hardworking bag. I bought the cognac color and it is gorgeous.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Free Melissa Tote I missed the braided leather Frey tote that GH had a few months ago so when I saw this bag, I grabbed it. Do not snooze on Frye bags! The leather smells and feels scrumptious, the size is perfect (roomy but not overbearing), the handle drop is just right for carrying this on the shoulder, and the inside is divided so that an iPad easily fits in one side while wallet and phone are secure in the other side. This handsome and well-designed bag will work beautifully in the office and around town. Do not hesitate; Frye bags are worth it.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy purse I like everything about this tote. It is classy, color that goes with everything (dark brown), perfect size, it is well made and will be in forever. GH sale price helped some. I love rugged leather and the smell is wonderful. I was concerned about the handles and magnet closure, but it is not an issue at all. Thank you, GH!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Frye Tote Bought this gorgeous tote as a Christmas present for my daughter. I really, really want to keep it for myself!
Date published: 2016-12-01
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I am wondering how heavy the bag is when empty and if the straps stay on the shoulder. Are the handles "rolled?" Rolled ones tend not to stay on the shoulder. I have read all reviews, & it seems older reviews complain about these things, new ones do not.

Asked by: MariaAT
The bag weighs 3.35 pounds when empty. The handles are rolled and not flat.
Answered by: georgianna
Date published: 2020-02-17

What's the weight of this purse?

Asked by: SunflowerAK
This purse weighs 3.35 pounds.
Answered by: georgianna
Date published: 2019-10-17

Regarding color and logo: I have read the prior comments, but still a little unsure. Is the model sitting down shown with the Cognac color bag? And in the same picture: Looks like I see a "logo" or something on the front center? Is it the Frye logo?

Asked by: kaseylab
Yes, the model sitting is shown with the Cognac bag and there is an embossed Frye logo in a corner but no logo on front center.
Answered by: Cherieghcs
Date published: 2019-02-01

Is the center zipper pocket fastened to the bottom of the bag or can items slip under one side or the other?

Asked by: G Ma
The center zipper pocket is attached to the bottom of the bag. Items cannot slip from one side to the other.
Answered by: Cherieghcs
Date published: 2018-12-27

Is this the type of bag that can’t be taken out in the rain? Will the leather get damaged? 

Asked by: SBeech
The Frye Melissa Tote is made of 100% leather. This supple leather is washed and oiled for that perfectly worn-in feel. It is not a waterproof leather.
Answered by: Cherieghcs
Date published: 2018-08-23

Can you describe the cognac color? Is it a red brown or a chocolate brown?

Asked by: Cvcrcv
The Cognac is a red brown.
Answered by: Cherieghcs
Date published: 2018-08-11

there are 3 pictures and I am having trouble with determining which color they are holding..Cognac or dark brown?

Asked by: fishtown
The model is holding the Cognac.
Answered by: DeniseGHCS
Date published: 2017-12-01

Where is the Frye logo on their handbag?

Asked by: McIver
The tote is embossed on the front corner. There is also a logo tag inside.
Answered by: DeniseGHCS
Date published: 2019-01-28
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