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.
Feb 26, 2019
After the going out of business sales are over, the most likely beneficiaries of Payless’s demise will be Walmart and, to a lesser extent, Target, followed by Kohl’s. According to NPD’s Checkout, almost half of Payless footwear in-store buyers also bought footwear at Walmart in 2018. Twenty percent also bought from Target, and coming in third was Kohl’s, though Kohl’s average price per pair is approximately double that of Payless
Jan 18, 2019
2018 was an impressive year for the U.S. fashion footwear market—its strongest performance in recent years—and most accessories categories saw improved sales results. Though at a slower pace, footwear’s momentum will likely continue, and the accessories market will continue to level out. The most significant trends to watch will be an amplification of the familiar, including athleisure, comfortability, online’s growth and social/environment concerns.
Nov 15, 2018
Innovative products addressing versatility and personalization will be among those behind the biggest fashion accessory sellers this holiday season.
Nov 14, 2018
Fashion sneakers and boots are positioned to sell well this holiday season, as are the brands and retailers that speak to the consumer priorities of comfort, coziness, convenience and versatility. Beth Goldstein outlines the trends and her expectations for the footwear industry this holiday.
Jul 23, 2018
Record travel among consumers and an increased online focus on from brands and retailers has made luggage the fastest growing online accessories category.
Mar 26, 2018
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.