New York City kids need more than a lunch box, backpack and notebook as they head back to school. They also need the coolest, trendiest, most fashionable back-to-school clothing around. We scoured some of our favorite NYC kids clothing stores for their newest back to school must-haves. Read on to see our list, and then hit the city to go shopping before the first day.

Where to Score Special Leggings and Sweats: Estella

Little ladies looking for unique leggings will love a pair of shiny red ones from Bobo Choses. Also available from the same line are hooded sweatshirts for the stylish boy in your life. Estella carries other cool brands, too, like Imps & Elfs, Winter Water Factory and more. (27 West 20th St., Suite 304, Flatiron District)



Where do you go for unique back-to-school finds? Share your shopping secrets in a Comment. 

–Rachel Sokol