Nick Wooster (Nickelson Wooster) was born in Salina, Kansas on July 2, 1960. At a very young age he was into fashion and never wanted to wear the same thing twice. When he went into middle school and high school, he noticed the richer kids had nicer clothes, and he constantly told his mom "I want that. " And his mom said, "Great. Then go get a job and make money and buy that, because we're not buying it for you. " Nick Wooster was born in a middle class family. At 16, he began working at a local clothing store Joseph P. Roth and Sons. He entered the University of Kansas in 1978, where he studied journalism and advertising. After graduation in 1982, Wooster moved to New York City, where he took a job at advertising agency. In 1985 he started selling advertising space at New York Magazine. He got fired, because the company found out his drug addiction. Saatchi & Saatchi. Later he became an assistant department manager for the Saks Fifth Avenue store chain, and in 1984-1985 he worked as account executive at New York Magazine.