carriage trade


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carriage trade

n.
Wealthy patrons or customers, as of a store.

carriage trade

n
(Commerce) trade from the wealthy part of society

car′riage trade`


n.
wealthy patrons of an establishment, as a store.
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Noun1.carriage trade - trade from upper-class customers
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
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Virtually all of the Victorianera British sporting arms made for the carriage trade feature exquisite hand-cut markings.
They state that they believe that one or more of the hackney carriage ranks should be removed so that they can provide a safer, more efficient service to their customers and that the taxi marshals compromise driver safety and only benefit the hackney carriage trade.
In our new location we will provide an experience of privacy and pure luxury as was done for the carriage trade in the 1800's and early 1900's," states Alfredo Molina.
But unless you cater exclusively to the carriage trade, you know that most people won't save nearly that much by age 65.
The Stanley Steamer, powered by water and kerosene, enjoyed domination in the auto carriage trade between 1902 and 1917.
Aside from the safety issues, this deprives the legitimate hackney carriage trade of work.
THE Newcastle licensed hackney carriage trade is in a similar position to many of the providers of public transport and users in the other businesses with regard to rising fuel prices.
Catering to the carriage trade, the store stocked service meats and a wide assortment of groceries, and provided home delivery of orders phoned in by Upper East Side residents.
Our Vic is a huge horse, 17 hands at the shoulder, 550 kilos on the weighbridge, and with the big broad head and wide-beam hips of an honest toiler in the carriage trade.
It is targeting two main channels of distribution: upscale, independent retailers and the carriage trade, "retailers that value high-enddesign and embellished product.
Extra wrapping would have solved this problem but they wouldn't give me extra wrapping because I was local, it was really for the carriage trade.
Informed and informative, The Carriage Trade is an impressive and seminal work of original scholarship enhanced with extensive notations, and is especially recommended for inclusion into an academic library's American History Studies reference collection and the supplemental reading list for students of America's involvement in an evolving transporation industry.