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 Find Deep Designer Discounts: Flying Squirrel

This consignment shop isn't your average secondhand store. Here you'll find high-end brands at half the retail price and still in good condition, some even with the original tags still attached. Currently, one unique item in stock is the Stella McCartney Kids horses tank, which retails for $60 and sells with tags for $30. Also new this season are Bonsai Mammoth harem pants and Wolf and a Friend Brooklyn-themed tees. (87 Oak St., Greenpoint)



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

–Rachel Sokol