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 Place for One-of-a-Kind Finds: Wyatt Lily

A special boutique for girls and boys nestled on the Upper West Side, Wyatt Lily sells its own label, as well as top design and niche lines such as Little Gloriana, Imoga, Baby Deer and more. There's even a gift registry option online and if you follow the shop on Twitter you can nab some sweet coupon deals as well. Pictured: Little Gloriana dress with matching with doll clothing, $45. (290 Columbus Ave., Upper West Side)



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

–Rachel Sokol