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 Bernheimer’s never sought the carriage trade. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 4 June 2022 Responding to the needs of the modern carriage trade, who were by then traveling by means other than horse, the company began focusing on artisanal leather goods in 1921. Vogue, 24 Nov. 2021 As the carriage trade swaps horses for horsepower, Gucci shifts focus from saddlery to luxury goods, marking the modern incarnation of the company. Vogue, 24 Nov. 2021 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, 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, 29 May 2018 And over the years, several have come from the carriage trade, including the one in New York City. Dan Rodricks,, 9 Sep. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carriage trade was in 1929

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“Carriage trade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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