Scandinavians say there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing and we couldn’t agree more. Prepare for this weekend’s frigid temperatures with cold weather essentials from these five Downtown Oakville businesses:

Barrington’s – 209 Lakeshore Road East
Barrington’s has been keeping Canadians warm since 1815 with their high-end collection of furs, coats, leathers, shearlings and accessories. This down-filled parka from Italian brand JNC is sleek and stylish, so you can bundle up without compromising your style. With temperatures dipping to -10, this weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of their winter sale, with items 30 to 50% off!

Boa Boutique – 327 Lakehsore Road East
If you just want to stay inside and avoid the cold altogether, get cozy in these flannel PJs and sherpa slippers from Boa. Of course, if you must face the cold this weekend, they have plenty of stylish warm clothing to choose from too.

Lemonwood – 128 Lakeshore Road East
Keep your head and hands toasty with this luxurious cashmere hat, gloves and scarf set from Lemonwood (on sale for 20% off).


Maker’s Mojo – 331 Lakeshore Road East
This wool collar from Montreal-based artisan rustiknits can easily be tucked in to the front of your jacket without any added bulk at the back, keeping you warm, comfortable and stylish all at the same time.

Roots – 190 Lakeshore Road East
These boots were made for walking… and shopping and trudging through snow. Whether it’s the streets of Downtown Oakville or a snowy winter trail, Roots’ collection of boots were made with Canadian winters in mind.