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.

The Store for Classic Clothing: Jacadi

Jacadi believes in passing down authentic heritage and timeless children's fashion in the French tradition to younger generations. Brand new this season, you'll find updated takes on stripes and florals like the Liberty print belted dress shown above. (1242 Madison Ave., Upper East Side; 1260 Third Ave., Upper East Side, 1871 Broadway, Midtown West)

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

–Rachel Sokol