Figleaves appoints Miriam Lahage as chief executive

Online lingerie retailer Figleaves has appointed Miriam Lahage as its new chief executive.

Lahage will join the company this spring with a strong retail and digital pedigree, having spent her career building profitable global businesses, from TJX to NET-A-PORTER to Ebay and more recently sitting on the board at Navabi as chief merchant.

She will remain on Navabi’s board as non-executive director.

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Prior to her time at NET-A-PORTER, Miriam conceived and launched Koodos, the UK’s first online discount boutique for designer brands in the U.K.

Reporting into Angela Spindler, CEO of N Brown Group, Lahage will oversee all aspects of Figleaves, arguably one of the first truly digital brands when it was established in 1998.

Commenting on her new role, Lahage said: “Figleaves has to be one of the UK’s most memorable digital retail brands with an amazing heritage.  I look forward to working with the team to ensure that when it comes to lingerie and swimwear that the retailer is the first choice for customers both old and new.”

Spindler commented: “I am delighted that Miriam is joining the team at Figleaves.  Her retail digital expertise is really second to none and will help us to support our growth ambitions for the brand.

“I would also like to thank Natalie Burrows who has been ‘holding the fort’ in an interim capacity and I am delighted to say that she will be staying on in newly created role of customer director.”

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