Upmarket products or services are expensive, of good quality, and intended to appeal to people in a high social class. [mainly BRIT]

Anne chose an upmarket agency aimed at professional people.

...restaurants which years ago weren't quite so upmarket as they are today.

ADV: ADV after v
Upmarket is also an adverb.

Japanese firms have moved steadily upmarket... He promised a move upmarket and a drive to improve service and quality.

(in AM, usually use upscale)

English dictionary. 2008.

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