Get the most out of your Clothes Show Live experience

Stefanie Haigh
Yahoo! Contributor Network

The Clothes Show Live is in its 24th year at the NEC in Birmingham. The event showcases the best of British design and gives businesses a chance to really interact with their audience. Here's a few tips on how to get the most out of the Clothes Show.

Listen to experts: All over the building, you will find constant talks, interviews, inspirational shows and business people who want you to listen. The Clothes Show has a very strong pay-it-forward mentality and supports the future of the fashion industry in Britain. Get some career advice, visit a fashion college, apply for a job on the openings wall, make your fashion dreams come true.

Grab a treatment: The one thing about the Clothes Show is that it can get pretty manic being on your feet all day. Take the opportunity to get a massage or a manicure and treat yourself in the middle of the day.

Snag a bargain: Fancy getting 70% your favourite fake tan or nail polish? How about a 12 month magazine subscription for £1. You'll find it all there, just plan ahead and don't make any impulse buys (unless it's really good!)

Check out live fashion: It's pretty unlikely that you'll be queuing up for the next Dior show in Paris, but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy some FROW action with a few well-known fashion names thrown in for good measure.

And finally... avoid lunch at lunchtime: Have a big breakfast, bring your own food or eat early. You could be queuing for an hour if you aren't careful.