Humboldt House is a Chicago community shop filled with the work of local and emerging Chicago makers, eclectic textiles and natural magic. 

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Hours: Mon-Fri 12-7pm
Sat-Sun 11am-6pm
Closed Tuesdays



Claire Tibbs, Owner 

Claire Tibbs is owner and main boss bitch of Humboldt House, a Chicago made goods community home shop. After calling Humboldt Park home for a few years, Claire knew that Humboldt Park was the neighborhood she wanted to plant roots in. She graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in Studio Art and began working in contemporary art galleries. With Humboldt House, she was interested in pairing her love for art, design and vintage finds with a welcoming and community-oriented neighborhood shop. Humboldt House offers a carefully curated collection of locally found furniture and goods, as well as the work of local furniture makers, metal workers, jewelry designers, and ceramic artists. She loves calling Humboldt Park home and is ever excited to be a part of its beautiful and growing community. 


Chelsea Ross, Manager 

Chelsea Ross, Manager 

Chelsea Ross

Chelsea Ross is the main manager boss babe. She was hired for her prowess in design, looking good on all Humboldt House inventory, talking all things cats and keeping Boss Bitch Claire in line. She is also a self-taught, Chicago-born and bred photographer. She received her MA in Design Criticism from the School of Architecture at UIC and is a resident artist at Chicago Art Department. Chelsea and her shop dog Genius live Humboldt Park. 

Lady Bird, Shopdog

Lady Bird 

Lady Bird splits her time between snoozing on the current sofa inventory and riding shotty on all vintage sourcing adventures around Chicagoland.