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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The hackney carriage trade was instructed to submit an annual rate rise request by councillors last September, in accordance with St Helens Council's statement of taxi licensing policy.
In the meantime, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and others were capturing the carriage trade in ever-increasing numbers.
Saj Mahmood, from the national union for Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT), said: "We want to work with the council, but you have come across with a hammer - bang!" He added: "There won't be a Hackney Carriage trade left unless the drivers were supported and the ongoing issue of 'out of area' workers was tackled once and for all."
He added there "won't be a Hackney Carriage trade left" unless the drivers were supported and the on-going issue around out-of-area workers was tackled once and for all.
He added there 'won't be a Hackney Carriage trade left' unless the drivers were supported and the on-going issue around out of area workers was tackled once and for all.
The cabbies are taking their fight to Newcastle City Council, which they accuse of devastating the Hackney carriage trade.
Newcastle's black cab drivers are taking their fight to the council, which they accuse of devastating the city's hackney carriage trade.
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."
All sale signs would come down and the store would return to its former image of a "carriage trade" store, focusing on upmarket quality.