A renewed interest in all things midcentury modern
has sparked a vintage renaissance for thrifty folk. But, how do you know what treasures to shell out for and which to counteroffer? What materials will make the journey with you from one apartment to the next? How do you care for older upholstery? Enter Claire Tibbs, style maven and owner of Chicago’s home emporium Humboldt House
Tibbs, an amazing treasure seeker, has made the thrill of the hunt her life's work, looking for vintage modern finds around the Midwest to stock her ever-evolving store. Here, this eagle-eyed expert sheds light on all your questions and has the answers to your vintage-shopping wonders and woes. Modern lovers and soon-to-be converts, read on.
Photographed by Grace Willis