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Beth Goldstein

Beth Goldstein

Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Accessories and Footwear
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Beth Goldstein, Executive Director, Industry Analyst, Accessories & Footwear, has followed the fashion footwear and accessories industries for nearly 15 years. She advises clients on how to turn The NPD Group’s information into actionable insights. She contributes to their strategic planning, product development, and marketing processes, making her a valuable resource to manufacturers, retailers, and financial services companies. Beth shares her expert insights and analysis on NPD’s blog, and with major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNBC, Washington Post, and Footwear News.

Beth joined NPD in 2003 following her retail buying roles at Lord & Taylor, and Saks Fifth Avenue. She holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Beth lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


Recent Posts


Nov 11, 2019

The VSCO girl subculture took hold this summer and has created opportunities for products and brands in a variety of industries including apparel, beauty, fashion accessories, footwear, sporting goods and technology. We asked our industry analysts to weigh in regarding the implications and opportunities for their industries.

Oct 9, 2019

The women's handbag industry has seen a major shift over the past 3 years with declining sales and many marketplace and consumer changes. Will it bounce back?

Oct 1, 2019

NPD Footwear Industry Analyst Beth Goldstein looks at trends such as "Buy Now, Wear Now" and sustainability that continue to be hot topics among industry insiders.

Feb 26, 2019

After the going out of business sales are over, the most likely beneficiaries of Payless’s demise will be Walmart and, to a lesser extent, Target, followed by Kohl’s. According to NPD’s Checkout, almost half of Payless footwear in-store buyers also bought footwear at Walmart in 2018. Twenty percent also bought from Target, and coming in third was Kohl’s, though Kohl’s average price per pair is approximately double that of Payless

Jan 18, 2019

2018 was an impressive year for the U.S. fashion footwear market—its strongest performance in recent years—and most accessories categories saw improved sales results. Though at a slower pace, footwear’s momentum will likely continue, and the accessories market will continue to level out. The most significant trends to watch will be an amplification of the familiar, including athleisure, comfortability, online’s growth and social/environment concerns.

Nov 15, 2018

Innovative products addressing versatility and personalization will be among those behind the biggest fashion accessory sellers this holiday season.

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