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Frye Melissa Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 1,257 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 18 reasons to buy the Melissa - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

90% of the reviewers give the Frye Melissa a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (80%)
Good (10%)
Average (4%)
Poor (2%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Frye Melissa:

Reviewers like these things about the Frye Melissa

  • Many users love the look and feel of the leather.
  • A lot of reviewers thought it's a gorgeous bag, perfect size, not too giant, just the right amount of interior pockets.
  • Many users find the crossbody strap a good length for both shoulder and crossbody options.
  • Others describe it as a well made purse with a great style.
  • A lot of users find the quality of the leather outstanding.
  • Some users particularly liked the thick handles for easy carrying.
  • Others describe it as a classic stunner, very urban and chic.
  • Some reviewers find the leather very soft and supple.
  • Well made, comfortable to wear, useful pockets and quality leather are cited as the main reasons for choosing this bag.
  • Others thought it's a well crafted bag, perfect for casual and everyday use.
  • Many enjoy the zipper closure which keep things secure from falling out.
  • A lot of users said the bag has exceeded their expectations with its perfect size, color, weight and detail.
  • Others find the quality and style remarkable.
  • Some users find it a fantastic purse with a very rich and unique color.
  • Many users appreciate the additional dust bag that is a thick, soft, cotton flannel that would hold up well in the washer and dryer if needed.
  • Some reviewers thought the hardware adds a nice touch of the old west appearance.
  • Others find the zippers fully sewn and is the perfect size.
  • Many users find it roomy but not overwhelmingly large.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the only drawback is the weight, it's just a little heavier than expected.
  • Others complained about the harsh leather smell.


Crowdsourced specs across all Frye Melissa models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.8 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Popular Models

Frye Melissa Hobo

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Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.8 oz (0.8 kg)
Length iconLength8 in (20 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)


vs Frye Bags

The Frye Melissa ranks #1 compared with the other Frye bags.

1Frye Melissa
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2Frye Carson
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3Frye Campus
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4Frye Ivy
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5Frye Logan
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vs All Bags

The Frye Melissa ranks #303 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Frye Melissa vs the Frye Carson.

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Frye Melissa vs Frye Carson

Frye Melissa
Frye Melissa

Based on 1,257 reviews
Weight: 1.8 oz
Price: $$$

Frye Carson
Frye Carson


Based on 21 reviews

Price: $$

  • The Melissa is rated about the same as the Carson.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,278 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Melissa is available in these colors:

Only the Carson is available in these colors:

Bag ID 38640. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 04, 2019