The World’s Most Stylish Cookie Entrepreneur Is 10 Years Old

08/12/2014 at 01:48 PM ET

Cory Nieves Cookie Entrepreneur
Courtesy Mr. Corys

Cory Nieves had a sweet idea.

In 2009, when the then-five-year-old’s mom needed a car, the boy decided to raise money by selling hot cocoa from a food stand outside their Englewood, New Jersey, home.

Business started booming. After incorporating the company legally, the young CEO expanded his product line and began selling cookies. Today Mr. Cory’s Cookies sells nine different varieties, including chocolate chip with walnuts, lemon, white macadamia nut and sugar-free oatmeal raisin, at local events, farmers markets and area bakeries.

“My favorite is the chocolate chip,” the fifth grader told ABC News. “I come up with all the recipes.”

His story recently went viral, and no wonder: The kid not only has the confidence of a veteran businessman but the style of a Hollywood star. His Instagram feed shows some of his work outfits like the off-white suit, red tie and socks, brown Oxfords and chunky watch. Another sharp look: butter yellow skinny jeans with mint-green blazer, white tee and—for a pop of color—a red belt.

Like any good entrepreneur, Cory wants to grow the business; kosher and nut-free options are in the works. His mom, Lisa Howard, said her son already does a lot of events with local car dealerships, hospitals, hair salons and banks, but his future goal is to land corporate accounts.

Of course, there’s already another advantage to having a business with healthy receipts? Cory has gotten really good at math!

—Nancy Mattia

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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Lisa on

Congratulations to this young man and his family for supporting his dream! You are never too young to take a good idea and have something great come from it.

Tina on

Wow, what a cute, charismatic, little boy. Best of Luck to him.

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Added his pics to my look book. I wont be wearing the three piece but the color combo tre fab

K on

The first thing I thought of was Marquel (sp?) from the Bachelorette–he is such a nice dresser and brought cookies for Andi to taste on the very first episode. AND so far, Marquel has not acted inappropriately or wrecked his character, so he’s a good guy and that’s why I make the comparison–maybe these two snappy dressers should partner up?!?! 🙂

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