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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

Luggage Takes Flight

Record travel among consumers and an increased online focus on from brands and retailers has made luggage the fastest growing online accessories category.

The March Four’easter

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.

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

Fashion footwear and accessories players are looking for opportunity in 2018, following a soft 2017.

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 were being turned away due to lack of available parking.

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-teen nieces.

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. The pair in question: Steve Madden chunky black loafers.

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 November and December*, and for certain categories that percentage is steadily increasing. In addition, last month almost half of consumers reported that they planned to purchase footwear as a gift this holiday season**.

Jan 11, 2016
Footwear
Decision 2016 – Boots Edition

Decision 2016 – Boots Edition

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