The Best Bet
Current as they may look in a season full of python, alligator, and lizard, these pendants and this evening bag are actually vintage; specifically, they’re Maximilia by Maxine Renée Clement. The designer, discovered by legendary fashion editor Carrie Donovan in the sixties, made accessories of all shapes and sizes in intricate patchwork and bold colors, combining a variety of skins and crazy zigzag stitching. Clement still produces occasionally from her Williamsburg studio, but the Golden Calf has an extensive, immaculate back stock ready to go. Prices range from $35 for a bracelet to $2,000 for an envelope bag (86 N. 6th St., at Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-8800).