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 uptown hidden gem: Lemonade

This whimsical children's boutique on the Upper East Side carries popular standbys LAmade and Ouef. And this season they're selling new fall fashions from the brand Girl and a Mouse (including the dress shown above) for the first time. (1038 Lexington Ave., Upper East Side)



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

–Rachel Sokol