Want to feel old, lazy and utterly irrelevant? Spend a day with Benjamin Kickz aka Benjamin Kapelushnik, the 18-year-old sneaker reseller wunderkind turned legitimate mogul. In just one afternoon together in New York, I witnessed Ben FaceTime with Offset, cash out at Stadium Goods and Patron of the New, and work on his new line of custom jewelry before sitting down to have a wide-ranging conversation about how exactly a then preteen in Miami breaks into the sneaker game and eventually becomes the plug for all your favorite celebrities. Read our chat below and then shop a curated selection of hyped streetwear and kicks straight from his vault. Business is boomin indeed.

Photography by Chris Fenimore