carriage trade

noun

Definition of carriage trade

: trade from well-to-do or upper-class people also : well-to-do people

Examples of carriage trade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 11-story neo-Renaissance palazzo, right next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral and across Fifth Avenue from Rockefeller Center, remains a stalwart purveyor of luxury fashion to New York’s carriage trade after nearly a century. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 Vienna was a center of Europe’s cosmopolitan carriage trade at the turn of the last century, and the 7th district around Bernardgasse housed skilled craftsmen catering to a patrician circle. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "The Family That Has Elevated Everyday Items to Art," 29 May 2018 And over the years, several have come from the carriage trade, including the one in New York City. Dan Rodricks, baltimoresun.com, "Rodricks: Gentle giants put out to pasture in Howard County after a life of hard work," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of carriage trade

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carriage trade was circa 1909

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“Carriage trade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carriage%20trade. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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