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They're not alone. Across the country entrepreneurs have founded companies with similar sensibilities. In 2002 Muttropolis opened its first store in Solana Beach, Calif., offering items like its Duravelvet doughnut-shaped bed, which boasts hypoallergenic filling and a tapestry-print cover. Since then, the company has added three more stores.

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