Ilse Jacobsen

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About Ilse

In 1993, Ilse Jacobsen, entrepreneur, creative director and designer, founded a small shop in central Hornbæk, the company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK.

Since then, the company has grown rapidly at home and abroad, including through concept stores in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and the UK. Several of the world's leading department stores have included ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK in their range, which is now exported to almost 30 countries and more and more are added.

The growth is based on a strong product portfolio characterized by iconic rubber boots, rainwear, dresses, shoes, accessoires as well as an exclusive beauty range. Most recently added to the range, the series Vov &Vuf is aimed at "man's best friend", which Ilse has made in collaboration with her daughter Natascha.

The company's DNA and products are based on Ilse's upbringing and life in her beloved Hornbæk, located in northern Zealand barely an hour's drive from Copenhagen. Hornbæk, with its relaxed atmosphere in scenic surroundings close to forest, water and beach, is popular with the many thousands of tourists who visit the city during the summer months.

Inspired by the natural and raw beauty as well as very special light in Hornbæk that follows the seasons, over the years Ilse Jacobsen has expanded his lifestyle company ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK which includes:


ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK - Established 1993


SPA BY ILSE JACOBSEN - Established 2013

ILSE by ILSE JACOBSEN - Established 2013

VOV &VUF - Established 2020