Beth Goldstein

Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Accessories and Footwear

Beth Goldstein

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. She also serves on Accessories Council’s Board of Directors.

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


Shifting Priorities Shape Fashion Footwear & Accessories Sales in 2020

Shifting Priorities Shape Fashion Footwear & Accessories Sales in 2020

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.

Holiday 2019 - It’s just the beginning

Holiday 2019 - It’s just the beginning

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.

Fashion Footwear Holiday: Casual, Comfortable, and Socially Conscious

Fashion Footwear Holiday: Casual, Comfortable, and Socially Conscious

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.

VSCO Girls: How A Consumer Group Born on Social Media Has Cross-Industry Implications

VSCO Girls: How A Consumer Group Born on Social Media Has Cross-Industry Implications

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.

Women’s Handbags – The New Normal

Women’s Handbags – The New Normal

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?

The Year in Footwear, So Far

The Year in Footwear, So Far

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.

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