David Wood is a British investor who – amongst other sectors – invests in companies in the world of fashion and cosmetics.
Fashion & Cosmetics Investments Include:
Abercrombie & Fitch
Minority shareholding of less than 1% Abercrombie & Fitch Co, an American lifestyle retailer that focuses on casual wear through over 700 stores. They own the brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister Co, Gilly Hicks, and Social Tourist.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Adidas AG, a designer and manufacturer of shoes, clothing and accessories. They are the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and second largest in the world.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Allbirds Inc, an American company that sells – as eco friendly as possible – footwear and apparel. They sell direct-to-consumer via their 58 retail stores and website, plus the likes of Nordstrom and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Capri Holdings Limited, a global fashion luxury group consisting of iconic founder-led brands: Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors. The business was formerly known as ‘Michael Kors Holdings Limited’ and renamed ‘Capri Holdings’ in 2019.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Coty Inc, the American-French multinational beauty company who develop, manufacture, market, and distributes fragrances, cosmetics, skin care, nail care, and professional and retail hair care products. Coty own over 70 brands including: Clairol, Cover Girl, Good Hair Day (ghd), Max Factor, Rimmel, Wella, JOOP! etc.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Dr. Martens PLC, a British footwear and clothing brand who are also known internationally as Doc Martens, Docs and DM’s. Their footwear is distinguished by their cushioned sole and yellow stitching.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in The Estee Lauder Companies Inc, the American multinational cosmetics company who own brands like Aramis, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Dr.Jart+, Estée Lauder, Jo Malone, Lab Series, M·A·C, Origins, Tom Ford Beauty, and Too Faced.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Farfetch Limited, a British-Portuguese online luxury fashion retail platform that sells products from over 700 boutiques and brands from around the world.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in The Gap Inc, an American worldwide clothing and accessories retailer who are the largest specialty retailer in the US and operate the brands: Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Athleta.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in H&M Hennes Mauritz AB, the Swedish multinational clothing company that focuses on fast-fashion clothing for men, women, teenagers, and children. Their brands include: H&M, COS, Weekday, Monki, H&M HOME, & Other Stories, ARKET, and Afound.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in HanesBrands Inc, the American multinational clothing company who owns several clothing brands, including: Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, L’eggs, Just My Size, Barely There, Wonderbra, Maidenform, Berlei, and Bonds.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Hugo Boss AG, the German luxury fashion house who sell clothing, accessories, footwear, and fragrances through over 1,000 stores worldwide.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Inspecs Group PLC, a global eyewear company who sell their products through over 70,000 outlets across 80 countries. They offer over 50 licenced and house brands to the global eyewear market including Barbour, Superdry, Titanflex, Botaniq, L.A.M.B., O’Neill, CAT, Marc O’Polo, Viktor & Rolf and Savile Row.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Kering SA, the French-based multinational corporation who are a global luxury group, managing the development of a series of renowned houses including: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, and Kering Eyewear.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Levi Strauss & Co, the American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. As well as the Levi’ brand, the company also has the brands Dockers, Signature Denizen, and Beyond Yoga.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in L’Oreal S.A. With over a 100 year history, L’Oreal are now in 150 countries and are now one of the largest cosmetics groups worldwide with 497 patents registered [as of 2019] and 36 brands including: L’Oréal, Garnier, Maybelline, NYX Professional, Stylenanda, Essie, Dark & Lovely, Mixa, Magic Mask, and Niely.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, the French holding multinational corporation and conglomerate who specialise in luxury goods. LVMH controls 75 brands including the likes of Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Loewe, Bulgari, Hublot, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co, Zenith Moet & Chandon, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Krug, Dom Pérignon, and others.
Marks and Spencer
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Marks and Spencer Group Plc, the major British multinational retailer that sells clothing and beauty products. Their brands include Per Una, Autograph, Goodmove, Rosie, Blue Harbour, M&S Collection, Boutique, and Jaeger.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Nike Inc, the American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in PVH Corp, an American clothing company who own Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Warner’s, Olga and True & Co. The company also licenses brands such as Kenneth Cole New York and Michael Kors.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Ralph Lauren Corporation, the American fashion company that was founded in 1967 that produces products ranging from the mid-range to the luxury segments.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Superdry PLC, a UK clothing company whos products combine vintage American styling with Japanese-inspired graphics.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in Under Armour Inc, the American sports equipment company that manufactures footwear, sports and casual apparel.
Minority shareholding of less than 1% in VF Corporation, the American global apparel and footwear company that own a range of brands including: The North Face, Vans, Timberland, Dickies, JanSport, Eastpak, etc.