carriage trade

noun
wealthy patrons of a store, restaurant, theater, etc.; elite clientele.

Origin:
1710–20

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carriage trade
 
n
trade from the wealthy part of society

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He used to handle all the carriage trade of the section, since there were no phones in those days.
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