DIRECTING FIGLEAVES: Intimates online retailer said Tuesday it has hired Bill Bass as its independent director. He will be responsible for strengthening the eight-year-old, U.K.-based company’s plans to expand in the U.S. and internationally. Bass established his career at Lands’ End, where he worked for six years and served as its senior vice president overseeing e-commerce and international sales. Following the sale of Lands’ End to Sears, Bass worked as general manager of Sears’ direct-to-customer division. He is currently chief executive officer of Fair Indigo, a multichannel retailer of free-trade apparel, and serves on the board of Marc Ecko Enterprises.

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