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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NYT Syndicate Founded here in 1913 as a luggage purveyor to the local carriage trade, Fratelli Prada probably would not have become a synonym
A Wolverhampton councillor has hit out at the "fake outrage" of Coventry politicians, saying the authority was only interested in preserving its "long-standing cosy relationship" with the hackney carriage trade.
In New York City the car replaced the horse carriage within the first 15 years of the 20th century, killing off the carriage trade and giving birth to the taxi trade - as well as to highly paid auto mechanics.
In a report to go before the council, chief planning and environment officer Andrew Farrow said: "The licensing section wishes to strengthen safeguarding practice and raise awareness and standards by providing the private hire and hackney carriage trade with the information and skills to know their responsibilities and what course of action to take if they have concerns about the safety or welfare of an individual.
A member of the hackney carriage trade, who was present at the meeting, asked Mr Holland for a detailed breakdown of the figures.
Originally servicing the carriage trade and later setting trends in retailing that were followed by other merchandisers, Hahne's was sold to May Department Stores Company, owner of Lord & Taylor, in 1987 and has remained vacant since 1987.
We have previously been told people feel there are not enough taxis available, particularly at weekends and evenings, while drivers expressing a strong interest in joining the Hackney Carriage trade have found the current rules too restrictive.
The government has asked the Law Commission to look at laws governing the hackney carriage trade, with a view to replacing 340 sets of local regulations with a single set of rules.
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.