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We hate to admit this, but we had never heard of myPetsQuare —when our go-to shop owner Erica from Babel Fair gave us the low-down, we thought she might have been talking about a new Sponge Bob character. But upon peeping the Antipodean label's spring '11 collection, we were immediately sold. Founders Angelique May-Bennet and Vicki Lee, who started the company five years ago, have turned their unique brand of quirky clothing to the French New Wave with pieces inspired by cult film director Jean-Luc Godard. Entitled 'Cine Collection,' the clothes are a lesson in '60s cool, embracing off-the-cuff sex appeal and simple, super wearable silhouettes. To get you in the mood, think Jean Seberg in Breathless circa 2010, clad in bold stripes, printed tees with cute slogans, and boyish, cropped trousers. Pair this with the nonchalant attitude of the arresting actress of Vivre sa vie (and Godard's wife!) Anna Karina and voila! The stylish existentialist emerges. For men, it's a Bande à Part affair, with sharp blazers, checked shirts and suspenders marking modernity with Godard's inimitable brand of retro surrealism. So act fast, while it's still a secret...aren't you dying to turn the NYC streets into your very own Alphaville? R29 DISCOUNT:
Even if you're not a pet owner, we think you'll like this offer: Hot Nolita shop Babel Fair is offering our readers 20% off all myPetsQuare clothing until Friday! Just mention Refinery29 at checkout. Meow! Tweet! Woof!
myPetsQuare, available at Babel Fair, 260 Elizabeth Street (between East Houston and Prince streets); 646-360-3685.

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