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Vice President of Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction, Belk, Inc.
A seasoned fashion veteran, Arlene Goldstein is vice president of trend merchandising and fashion direction for Belk, Inc. With more than 25 years in the industry, her extensive fashion knowledge and keen eye for style has deemed her an expert in the field. She also leads Belk’s special events department and is instrumental in maintaining Belk’s image as a leader in the retail industry. Early in her career, she served Parisian as director of special events and later as fashion director. She was promoted to vice president of trend merchandising for Saks, Inc., bringing color and trend direction to the various department store operating divisions under the Saks, Inc. umbrella.
Goldstein travels to fashion capitals in the United States and around the world, such as New York, Paris, London and Milan, to explore emerging trends in order to bring her special brand of style back to Belk. She is constantly in demand as a fashion resource for stylists and fashion publications throughout the country and works with Belk merchandising, private brands and marketing to set the tone seasonally, bringing a distinct and trend-right point of view to Belk customers.