If you’re anything like us, all this talk of unicorns has given you a funny feeling in your pants. You’re sitting there, dreaming of one-horned beasts, translucent rainbows, twinkling butterflies, and pink glitter falling from the sky. You close your eyes and imagine riding your very own unicorn into the burning sunset. If you’re feeling kinky, you may even be imagining the unicorn riding you. In any case, your passionate love for unicorns has prompted a citywide hunt for the mythical creature, and luckily, we know the whereabouts of your fairy-tale fawn. Check out these shops to help make your unicorn dreams come true.
Head on over to Robot Candy Company to discover a rare breed, Tokidoki’s freaky little Unicornos. The tiny creatures, which live between a magical kingdom and our world, come in different colors with different haircuts and personalities. According to the Robot Candy staff, the toys are a hot seller, so timing could be crucial in acquiring one of these pocket-sized companions. (322 King St. 843-608-8090. Downtown. robotcandy.com)
Pass along a unicorn love to your kids by picking up a unicorn T-shirt at Southern Belles. Although, at $59, outfitting your child in the shirt may lead to him or her missing a few meals, but you can’t put a price tag on unicorn love, can you? (280 West Coleman Blvd. Mt. Pleasant. 843-881-1741)
The words on the pages of Diana Peterfreund’s Rampant bring unicorns to life. However, these beasts are not the childlike creatures you read about in bedtime stories — these vindictive and violent unicorns possess fierce fangs and piercing horns. Find this magical read at Blue Bicycle Books to tickle your inner masochistic unicorn lust. (420 King St. Downtown. 843-722-2666. bluebicyclebooks.com)
JLINSNIDER‘s vintage unicorn bracelet is enough to make any unicorn junkie melt. The shimmering piece of wrist-wear not only features a magnificent unicorn portrait, but it’s also gold and shiny. Oh, and do you want to know a secret? It’ll give you magical powers. Shh, keep that one on the down-low. (539 King St. Downtown. 843-751-6075. jlinsnider.net)
If you’re engaged in a magical correspondence with a fellow unicorn enthusiast, blow them away with a card from Mac & Murphy, which contains a one-of-a-kind authentic message written to Noah (yeah, of Noah’s ark — no big deal) by the unicorns. You won’t find a gem like this every day. (74 Cannon St. Downtown. 843-576-4394. macandmurphy.com)
Into roleplay? Cool, so are unicorns, so get down to Hokus Pokus and strap on a unicorn horn. The latex protrusions are a perfect way to impress that young uni-pony you’ve had your eye on since the big party on that one cloud a few weeks ago. (1015 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley. 843-556-6607)
Charleston’s unicorn Mecca is Barton’s Toys on King Street. They’ve got unicorn stickers, puzzles, and a unicorn plush toy with an elegant, radiating horn. The purple mane and tail is a nice touch, and its multicolored hooves are truly glamorous. They also stock 18-inch rainbow-swirl lollipops. Go ahead, mom, treat the kids — this candy’s enough to rot those baby teeth right out. (327 King St. Downtown. 843-723-7419. bartonstoys.com)