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.
With four snowstorms hitting the Northeast in March, seasons are blurring as late winter/early spring is seemingly colder and snowier than ever. Contrary to early ads touting sandal weather, boot sales in March have grown the last two years, with the top growing cities being New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston.
Fashion footwear and accessories players are looking for opportunity in 2018, following a soft 2017.
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