Clothes Show Live 2013

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25th edition of Clothes Show Lives is just around the corner and Harper & Lewis Vintage is going to be there again!  Vision Village, heart of the show – that’s where you’re gonna find us.

It all started in 1989 in London on the back of then famous television show which was designed to get the general public into high fashion.  Since 1990 the event has been held every December at Birmingham’s NEC. This year we are all going to celebrate its 25th birthday.

The Clothes Show turned out to be very influential in the fashion’s world. Designer Christopher Kane said “The Clothes Show made it feel more relevant, and also more accessible to the working class because of all the high street stuff. It definitely made me want to go study fashion at Central St Martins.”

Young new talents have frequently been hunted at the show by established model agencies – supermodels Naomi Campbell, Jodie Karen and Caprice have all walked the Fashion Theatre Catwalk. Caprice said “I’ve never experienced anything like it – Taking to the stage in front of 6,000 screaming people. It was amazing!”

The countdown to the UK’s largest and most talked about fashion and beauty event of the year is on and Harper & Lewis Vintage is getting ready to join the event this year again. You will be able to find our massive stand which is being designed and built at the moment. We are so excited!

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Join us for a five day fashion festival packed with our selection of top vintage fashion beauties. You can also enjoy hair and beauty demonstrations, non-stop catwalk shows, makeovers, experts, trend reports, celebrities and next generation talent – everything under one roof.
Show you are into fashion – be at the heart of it for five days!
There are going to be few different zones in the Clothes Show Lives and you will have enough time to pop and see all of them. They include Beauty Hall, Vision Village (this is where we are), Fashion Fix (The Bazaar) or The Style Boutique.
The shopping areas will be dedicated to emerge styles and trends.

 

Opening times:

Friday 6th December  – 9am-6pm
Saturday 7th December – 9am-6.30pm
Sunday 8th December – 9am-6.30pm
Monday 9th December – 9am-6pm
Tuesday 10th December – 9am-6pm

How to get there:

BY CAR: 

Travelling to The NEC is easiest by public transport, but sometimes with all those shopping bags and friends to drop off, its easier to drive! The NEC is well sign-posted from the M6 (J4), the M42 (J6), the A45, A446 & M1. There is ample car parking (£10 per day for standard and disabled, £20 per day for NEC Express Parking). Shuttle buses operate between the car parks and the show. If you’re using a sat nav the postcode is B40 1NT.

BY RAIL: 
Birmingham International is linked to The NEC by a short covered walkway. There are direct trains from many cities and a direct route from London Euston plus a comprehensive local service throughout the Midlands. If travelling by train, disembark at Birmingham International station. Access to The NEC takes 10-15 minutes and is linked with flat travelling escalators in places and lifts to move between floors. Tactile signage is fitted by the major areas.
Travel by train with London Midland to Clothes Show Live. 
NEC Birmingham is easily accessible by train with Birmingham International station connected to the NEC halls by a short covered walkway.  Up to 9 trains per hour run Monday to Saturday and up to 6 per hour on Sundays between Birmingham New St and Birmingham International, with many other services connecting to Birmingham International direct from London Euston and the north. Check train times and fares

BY COACH: 

Check your local paper for trips available or why not organise one yourself? For more details on group bookings call the designated team on 0800 358 0058. Coach parking costs £15 payable per day. See the seperate section on organised tours from a town near you.
CLOTHES SHOW LIVE TICKETS: Standard – £28 (+ £2 admin fee) 
Entrance to the Show, plus a seat in the Fashion Theatre.

Platinum – £40  (+ £2 admin fee) 

Entrance to the Show, fast track entry plus a platinum seat in the Fashion theatre, Show Guide and Show Bag.NUS Students – £25 (+ £2 admin fee) 
Entrance to the Show, plus a seat in the Fashion Theatre
Note: NUS student ID will be required to gain entry.

Clothes Show Live & Take Me Out Live + £18 & £25 to your ticket

Add to your booking once you have selected your Clothes Show Live tickets. Standard tickets £18 or upgrade to the best seats in the house for £25. Show dates 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th only.TAKE ME OUT LIVE TICKETS:Standard – £24.50 (+ £2 admin fee)
A dedicated seat for an evening of fun, laughs and entertainment hosted by Paddy McGuinness

VIP – £29.50 (+ £2 admin fee)

Upgrade your standard ticket for the best seats in the house

Children

Please note children aged 0 – 5 are free to Clothes Show Live but must sit on an adult’s lap in the Fashion Theatre. There is no concessionary rate for children from the age of 6, they must pay the full adult price. All tickets to Take Me Out Live are at the rates above. Content featured within the Fashion Theatre may not be suitable for under 16s.
Check the Clothes Show 2013 website for more details –  What’s On
We can’t wait to see you all there vintage fashion lovers!
Remember – Vision Village is the place where we are at the Clothes Show 2013
Harper & Lewis Vintage, xx

Harper Lewis Vintage for ASOS MarketplaceCredits © Kinga Leftska

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