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Beth Goldstein

Executive Director, Industry Analyst - Accessories and Footwear


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 NPD 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 deep knowledge of the Fashion Footwear industry on The NPD Group’s Fashion blog and with major industry media outlets including Footwear News.

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

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


Recent Posts

The March Four’easter

I really wish I came up with that simple yet clever term, but the credit goes to a New York Times columnist, writing about the fourth snowstorm to hit the Northeast in March, which arrived after t...

2018’s Three C’s of Fashion Footwear & Accessories

Fashion footwear and accessories players are looking for opportunity in 2018, following a soft 2017. I expect fashion footwear sales in the U.S. to improve slightly and fashion accessories, such a...

Dec 4, 2017
Footwear

Cyber Season

I’m just a sample of one, but I witnessed what I thought to be healthy crowds at a suburban New York mall on Black Friday. I also heard from a few others (who braved outlet centers!) that cars wer...

Nov 7, 2017
Footwear

Sensible Shoe(moji)

Those of you who have seen my presentations know that I use the occasional emoji in trying to make some of my points, channeling the primary communication style of my five-year-old daughter and pre-te...

Jun 19, 2017
Footwear

Déjà Shoe

In the mid-‘90s, as a junior in college, I asked my boyfriend, Ross, (now husband) to buy me shoes for our one-year anniversary, rather than roses. This may have seemed a bit offbeat and forward t...

Fashion vs. Function

I’ve finally done it. I had to. My shoulders couldn’t take it anymore. What major life change am I referring to? I made the switch from tote bag to backpack for work and travel. And it’s great.  ...

Dec 19, 2016
Footwear

Holiday Isn’t Just for Slippers and Snow Boots

Why should ugly sweaters and pajamas get all the attention? Holiday is a great opportunity to promote footwear as well. Almost one-quarter of annual, total footwear dollar sales are generated in N...

Handbag Buying Behavior Revelations

The journey of buying a handbag “seems closer to buying a car than to buying clothing.” That’s the take of Rohan Deuskar, the Founder and CEO of Stylitics, based on insights from a new study entitled ...

Jan 11, 2016
Footwear

Decision 2016 – Boots Edition

Even if you remain undecided in terms of which presidential candidate to back, I’m sure by now you’ve taken a stand on one of the key issues on the trail that has recently emerged – Marco Rubio’s boot...

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