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Our Team

We’re glad you’re here.

There’s good design in store for you. From home furnishings to handmade jewelry, Urban Indigo has something for everyone, including the kids. Or the kid inside you. Help yourself to an organically shaped object or a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Everything we select for the store is distinctively designed, always affordable, and often has a touch of humor. We hope our passion becomes your inspiration.

Have fun browsing and let us know if we can help.


Urban Indigo’s owner, Cynthia Bragdon, loves good design. She began her career in graphics and soon discovered a passion for ceramics. She opened a ceramics studio across the bay from San Francisco, where she sold her own work and assorted artful objects. The storefront quickly expanded, was named Urban Indigo in 2004, and eventually moved to its current location in the historic Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland.

Urban Indigo’s owner, Cynthia Bragdon, loves good design. She began her career in graphics and soon discovered a passion for ceramics. She opened a ceramics studio across the bay from San Francisco, where she sold her own work and assorted artful objects. The storefront quickly expanded, was named Urban Indigo in 2004, and eventually moved to its current location in the historic Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland.

Heather is our Sales Manager and best-selling jewelry designer.

Heather is our Sales Manager and best-selling jewelry designer.

Sarah is our Visual Merchandise Director and Window Dresser.  Has a goal of visiting every National Park. 

Sarah is our Visual Merchandise Director and Window Dresser.  Has a goal of visiting every National Park. 

Temmy our sales associate owned her own store in Chicago for many years. She enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren. 

Temmy our sales associate owned her own store in Chicago for many years. She enjoys spending time with her 4 grandchildren. 

Jeanie is 4th generation Oakland! She is our Receiving, Buying and Marketing assistant and our store photographer. Check out her cool photography website JeanieHorton.com

Jeanie is 4th generation Oakland! She is our Receiving, Buying and Marketing assistant and our store photographer. Check out her cool photography website JeanieHorton.com

Brent builds all of the cool displays you see in the store.You've also heard his jazz trio performing at the store during our events. Email brentr49@comcast.net if you want to contact him for your event.

Brent builds all of the cool displays you see in the store.You've also heard his jazz trio performing at the store during our events. Email brentr49@comcast.net if you want to contact him for your event.

Claire is our Receiving Assistant, Sales Associate and Mom to Carter and Theo.  

Claire is our Receiving Assistant, Sales Associate and Mom to Carter and Theo.

 

Carl is the newest addition to our team. He's a 9 month old Boston Terrier puppy, who is a hard worker and loves making new friends.

Carl is the newest addition to our team. He's a 9 month old Boston Terrier puppy, who is a hard worker and loves making new friends.

Chloe is our Receiving Assistant.

Chloe is our Receiving Assistant.

Alain is our Sales Associate and Sunglasses Buyer

Alain is our Sales Associate and Sunglasses Buyer