Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Accessories and Footwear@blgoldstein
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.
Jan 21, 2020
Consumers have new priorities entering 2020 and these will factor into how the fashion footwear and accessories markets fare. Brands and retailers need to be bold in their efforts to drive consumer engagement through product, experience, and messaging.
Dec 4, 2019
Black Friday and Cyber Monday provided a glimpse into what is hot in fashion footwear and accessories, and what retailers need to do to make it a happy holiday.
Nov 22, 2019
Casual, comfortable, cozy, and conscious are the themes that will resonate with consumers this holiday in the fashion footwear space. Beth Goldstein delves into the trends and her expectations on how the market will fare.
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.