We had the good fortune of connecting with Tyler JACKSON and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tyler, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
Well considering that I was an outsider not too long ago, there’s still things I’m unaware of too. The biggest one would be that this is a very fast growing industry. This is the type of job you do because you love what you do. It can take a while to get your inventory up and replenish after a good pop up. Your dedication and work ethic will show in your inventory. This industry isn’t for the people who are looking for a very fast flip. Some items will go fast but others you might hold on to for a second till you find the right buyer. Another thing that I love about this industry is that we shop with each other, and don’t get mad when you see it on their site for more either. Pieces rotate from seller to seller sometime and it’s up to them if they want to resell it or keep it as a personal.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Honestly, I never thought I would be here in my wildest dreams. This was never something I planned on doing when I was younger or even two years ago. This was just something I enjoyed doing on my own for me. I started with friends and then moved on to others. For a long time I used to worked in retail. After a while I was like “if I can work in retail then I can sell retail.” Also my sister Sammy has always been into fashion, so I’ve been around it for awhile. She is so creative in the items that she designs and the outfits that she puts together. So she has taught me a lot over the years just watching her be the person she is. The beginning is never easy but you just have to continue on your journey and know if your committed to your process it will pay off in the end. Also a little outside motivation never hurts and is really beneficial to people starting their own business. This journey is about YOU, not other people and what they’ve done. Starting a business has shown me that it’s not what others have, it’s what you have. Everyone is different so don’t go out trying to make it the same way they do, be different. That’s literally the best thing you can do for yourself. Yes, you can get inspiration from them but ultimately you have to be yourself. That’s what sets me apart from others in this industry. I find what I like and what I think others would like. Of course you’ll still see the items that are for the hypebeast but you’ll catch a piece of me in there too. I like certain thing like short sleeve button down and little trinkets. I love to find old pieces, the type of pieces that you wanted or seen when you were younger but never got a chance to get. I try to acquire items that you’ll never seen again on anyone else. I want my customers to stand out, I want them to wear something that someone will ask you “where did you get that from.” ATL Treasure Chest is a place where anyone can find something they always wanted or something they didn’t know they needed.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Let say my best friend Tiana was coming into town. I would take her somewhere we could make memories. Nothing as simple as just grabbing something to eat or hitting the clubs. To start I would go and grab some film for one of my vintage polaroids. Then I would plan out a day for us that would be a total adventure. We’d start at a breakfast spot we both never been to before. Nothing is better than a new experience that two people can share together. So maybe scroll down a list and close our eyes and pick, but they must have at least 3-4 stars. Then I’d kidnap her and take her to some thrift stores. After we’d stop by a park and grab some light snacks, definitely some drinks too. It’s a lot of fun getting a lil tipsy in the park watching people and clouds. Then it’s a must to take her to the Frytrap because nobody makes fries like that. We’d probably go home after that, we’re not really the partying type. The first day would be a day out but after that it would definitely be multiple days of family time, those are the best memories. Even if we spend the next few days in the same spot those would still be the greatest days because we’re together spending time together. It’s not always what you do, its who you do it with but we have to go and grab a #2 from El Indio restaurant or some prison tacos.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
S/o to Sophia Mac Consulting, Dalyss Hamilton, Samyra Jackson, Dede Green and family & friends. Also XV.Selects a major reason I got started in this industry.