Jocelyn Richard, co-owner of Kismet Co. in Collinsville. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.
Jocelyn Richard, co-owner of Kismet Co. in Collinsville. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.
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COLLINSVILLE – Kismet Co, which opened in April, is a very unique store located in the old Collinsville Axe Factory.
The store offers many unique gifts and goods, including locally made art, homemade candles and soaps, herbs, organic tea, crystals, and jewelry
The store was founded by co-owners Audrey Brown and Jocelyn Richard, who all live in Collinsville.
“We actually opened up on 4-3-21, and we didn’t even realize that until after it happened,” Richard said. “It ended up being fate. The name ‘Kismet’ means ‘fate’ or ‘meant to be.’ I think calling this an eclectic gift shop is the easiest way to explain it. Our main specialties are holistic, organic, and herbal. We have organic loose leaf teas, which is a big focus, and we have artists and their work, and crystals. We sell a lot of crystals because they have a lot of beauty, and they have energetic qualities along with metaphysical properties. To me, crystals have a way to bring us back to a connection to the earth.”
Richard said the main idea behind the store is to bring people happiness and help to reconnect them with the earth.
“A connection to the earth is everything,” Richard said. “I think in our very busy, constantly going lives where we hustle and hustle, it is so easy to become disconnected. I think finding ways to ground and reconnect with the earth is very important.”
For more information about Kismet Co. including store hours, go to kismetcollinsville.com or call (860) 372-5899.

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