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.

Your Best Bet for Stylish Pants: Bit'z Kids

The new fall collection from Bit'z Kids own brand has wide varieties of corduroy and wool-bonded pants with the cool linings kids love. Popular this season are pop prints on the new versions of Bit'z Kids' soft jersey pants. Plus, the boutique is introducing a new knit collection this fall that's sure to win the hearts of tiny fashionistas. Pictured: skinny jersey pants, sold at both NYC locations, $29. (410 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side; 275 Greenwich St., TriBeCa)



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

–Rachel Sokol