|Genre||Women's Plus sizes|
|Headquarters||Glen Arm, Maryland, Germany, United States|
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The company markets plus size clothing in the United States through a biweekly 48-page catalog. Their American headquarters are located in Glen Arm, Maryland in a former Grumman aircraft manufacturing warehouse.
The company specializes in allowing women to develop their own fashions, regardless of size.
In 1880, Johann Popken, the grandfather of Ulla Popken's husband Friedrich, founded a textile company in Hameln. During the 20th century, his son Karl operated the business until he stopped in 1960 due to failing health. Eight years later, Karl's son Friedrich and his wife Ulla took over operations. By 1978, the company had three stores in Bremen, Hanover, and Hamburg. In 1984, the company expanded to a mail order operation, specializing in maternity clothing.
- Keith T. Reed (October 9, 2000). "Ulla Popken launching clothing line in stores". Baltimore Business Journal.
- Larry Carson (Oct 14, 1997). "German clothing retailer to move to Grumman site; Glen Arm residents consulted about decision". The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
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- Lorraine Mirabella (Nov 24, 2000). "Plus-size business still growing Catalog operation Ulla Popken to sell to other retailers". The Sun - Baltimore, Md.