We are Scott and Ben, the owners of Urbane Home and Lifestyle. In 2011, we returned from a trip and realized we were doing most of our shopping while we were in larger cities, rather than in our own hometown. That day, the idea for Urbane was born.
Scott’s professional experience, with over a decade in wholesale product sales, led us to bring an interesting mix of products to our own shop here in Oklahoma City. We opened our first location in the Western Avenue District in 2012.
In 2014, the business had grown and Urbane needed more space. We relocated to our current location at 1015 N Broadway Avenue in the Automobile Alley District. At Urbane, you will find an eclectic mix of contemporary furniture, lighting, rugs and home décor. In addition, we also carry dinnerware, barware, home fragrance, gifts, books, jewelry, bath towels and more- basically everything you might need for your home. Our motto is “considered items for a considered lifestyle”, meaning that we strive to carry well-made products that we know are of lasting quality and are interesting.
We are excited to share that in late summer 2023, we will move to an even larger space just a block away at 905 N Broadway Avenue. In our new space, we plan to offer a larger selection of furniture, host special events and offer live plants and arrangements.
We love Oklahoma and Oklahoma City and are mindful of serving our community. We partner with non-profits such as Allied Arts and periodically host art openings for local artists. Scott is a past board member for Automobile Alley Association, Inc. and Ben currently serves on the board. Ben also serves on the board of the Oklahoma State Parks Foundation, which raises funding to support Oklahoma’s state park system.
When you visit us in Auto Alley, be sure to also visit our awesome neighbors! Your patronage of our locally owned business and others like it ensures that your hard-earned dollars stay in our community and support vibrant districts that make Oklahoma City such a wonderful place to live.
Here are a few of our fave neighbors. You can find a complete list of business, bars and restaurants on the Automobile Alley District website.
Food + Drink
Junction Coffee- Great coffee from friendly folks. They also have a stellar outdoor patio.
Broadway | 10- Tasty steaks and sushi in a swanky setting. We recommend sitting at the bar for after-work dirty martinis ()and bacon for your bar snack!).
Vanessa House Beer Co.- Local brewery with a Super Nintendo set up for your playing pleasure.
Iguana Mexican Grill- Fresh ingredients, house-made salsas and dee-lish margaritas.
Good Earth Rocks- A large, diverse collection of fossils, crystals and rocks. Release your inner rock hound.
Shop Good - A lovely shop full of Oklahoma-themed apparel, accessories and home goods. All designed in-house and they also provide design services. The owners are big supporters of the community and have designed an entire collection of Oklahoma State Parks-themed apparel to help support our parks!
PLENTY Mercantile- Family-owned, environmentally-conscious selection of gifts, home goods and more. They also have a lovely event space that includes a rooftop garden. AND, they sell fun, little electric vehicles called MOKEs.
Entertainment + Culture
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center- Oklahoma’s hub for contemporary art. Sign up for one of their classes.
Mix Tape at Factory Obscura- An Oklahoma City-based collaborative company creating immersive experiences that awaken wonder, build community, and make the world better. Words really cannot describe what they do, you just need to experience it for yourself.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum- Learn the stories of the tragic bombing that occurred in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. The memorial garden is a peaceful, beautiful place to reflect on how horribly anger can manifest itself, and how lovingly a community can respond to overcome it.