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Frye Deborah Shoulder Reviews

19 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

50%Rated 5 stars

7%Rated 4 stars

14%Rated 3 stars

7%Rated 2 stars

21%Rated 1 stars

11 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/15/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I have been looking for a stylish tote bag for a while. I was able to get the Frye boots called Deborah on sale and when I saw this bag, I knew it was meant to be mine. Very roomy and easy to use and find your stuff. It has a very distressed leather surface with wonderful mini-studs.

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8 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/12/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I've admired this bag for a while. I held off for a while because of the price and then finally bit the bullet. I just couldn't help it. I had to have this bag! And I must say and it is as beautiful in person as it looks in pictures. I get compliments on the bag all the time. It is just gorgeous! Here's the problem, though - the corners along the bottom of the sides (along the seams) started to fray within 2-3 weeks of using the bag. The leather is just sort of disintegrating. I am heartbroken, because I have to return it and probably shouldn't try another one. I just noticed a similar complaint from someone else's review here. This problem can't be a coincidence. Frye why? This bag is way too expensive for this to be happening. Very, very sad. :(

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June 16, 2014

Violet S

from Michigan

I love the look of this bag! I had similar issues to others here, but the Frye Refurbishing Center (found on their website) will actually repair any of their products, even if they were not purchased directly from them. I paid for shipping the handbag to them, and they repaired and shipped back for free within a few weeks. I have had no problems since!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ash

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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September 3, 2013

Anonymous

from Redondo Beach, CA

I'll start with the good. Fell in love with the look of the bag and the looks lived up to my expectations. It is roomy enough to carry everything I need and have enough room to tuck in a light sweater, making it perfect tote size. But I would not buy this bag again. Like others, I'm dissatisfied with the closure and can't count how many times I've dumped the entire contents of the bag all over. The distressed leather is so rough, that if you have a delicate sweater on, the bag will literally "chew it up" as it moves naturally while you move. The metal studs are what make the bag, but they get caught on everything, and have snagged several nice blouses and shirts. I've had my bag about 10 months and already I can tell that the handle material is completely cracked. It's like it wasn't built to carry much weight-but when you have a bag this big, of course you're going to carry a lot of weigh in it. I agree with the reviewer who said Frye was getting a little ballsy with their pricing. I'm going to be shopping for a bag again soon because it will be worn out. And usually I can easily make a bag last two years.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Johnson City, TN

This bag is absolutely beautiful. It sits on my shoulder perfectly. It is big enough to hold everything I need without being huge. Here's the problem: I've only been carrying it since Tuesday (today is Thursday) and the part that sits against my hip is already peeling. That is totally disgusting for a bag at this price.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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January 22, 2016

Anonymous

from Canton Ga

I purchased this bag in Charcoal at least two years ago. It is still my favorite go to bag. It is gorgeous and the more you use it the better it looks. The leather is so soft! The only complaint that I have/had is that it does not come with feet on it. But in all honesty it turns out that it does not need them. This is my favorite go to bag by far!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2015

Andrea

from California

This bag is amazingly gorgeous! I LOVE IT! I get compliments on it wherever I do, and plan on keeping it around for quite some time... it's a classic. Not cheap, but in my opinion, worth it. Couldn't be more thrilled!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2015

Kay

from Indiana

I got this bag on serious discount, so I was not risking much. But I have found that it has become my go-to bag for most days. I did not think that I would like an open tote without a proper closure, but on most days for just throwing things in to go to work it is easier than fussing with a more secure closure. A book, a magazine, my running clothes, and then cell phone and keys go in the slip pockets and I am done. Also I get a lot of compliments on the unique look of the bag, which I love. It is very slouchy. The leather, as others have said, is very soft and thin and distressed. In some parts on my bag it feels more like suede. I have not had any problems with the leather breaking down, though - in fact, it has held up really well over the last six months that I have been using it nearly daily. I have been pleasantly surprised by this bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Springboro Ohio

I love this bag! My favorite by far. Just the right size and I can find my keys. I hang them on the key fob inside.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 29, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great roomy bag - just know that you are getting a factory-distressed vintage looking bag from Frye. They started the distressed look for you and it will undoubtedly become more distressed over time. If you don't want it to "age" too quickly, it's a good idea to start conditioning it frequently. Love the feel and slouch of the bag. I wanted a bag that looked casual and "thrown around" and this works great for my lifestyle (casual/edgy, parent).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 7, 2012

Anonymous

from United States

This bag is spectacular - every time I have gone somewhere carrying it I get compliments - even from strangers. It holds everything: wallet, insulin test kit, makeup bag sunglasses, reading glasses, notebook, knitting, snacks! I just wish you also had the larger tote bag version so I could have an even bigger bag like this for my brief bag for work!One tiny item: the magnetic closure is awkward - wish it was either dog-leash clip or had the magnets inside the top of the bag instead of on tabs that have to be lined up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Spirit by Lucchese, Fossil

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Baltimore, Maryland

Drop dead beautiful bag! Well worth the price! Thanks Zappos for carrying such great Fry products and having such a great return policy. You bet this one won't be coming back! I'll just hide the bill from my husband.

Brands I'd also recommend: Lucchese, Munro, Rangoni,

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Houston, Texas

This is a very interesting bag looks-wise, but just not worth the money in my opinion. Other than the cost vs. value, main issue with it is that it doesn't stay closed. I just can't justify the cost, so back it will go.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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October 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

I'm a bit bothered by the inadequate closure. There are magnetic snaps that are so far inside the bag that if it's even halfway full, they won't stay closed. A zip lining would have been better; I live in New York and am loathe to go out with an open bag. That being said, I do like it a lot and will just guard it carefully!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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January 21, 2016

Anonymous

 

It is misleading to praise this handbag for comfort and style when it cannot function as a handbag. You will not keep it long enough to consider it a handbag. I also purchased this expensive rip-off and it began to tear and disintegrate within two weeks. The problem is the exterior leather is actually so absurdly thin that it is almost more gauze-like and this is why everyone who purchases this outrageous rip-off will ultimately return it for holes and tears. While the handle is a sturdy leather it is not representative of the balance of the handbag. Huge disappointment. I own the Donna studded boots. Why not make a handbag entirely with the same leather used for the boots?! Frye owes an apology to all of us who bought this handbag.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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October 26, 2015

Webuywaytoomuch

from New York, NY

I chose to ignore all the reviews I read about this bag looking like it is falling apart as soon as you get it. I made a mistake, and they were right! (My husband would love to have me say that to him...never!). Although it looks really cool in the pictures, it feels like it is falling apart, and actually looks really cheap when you put it on your shoulder (and it ain't cheap!). I expected more from Frye, but live and learn. This is going back.

Brands I'd also recommend: Vince

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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