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What Whoopi Goldberg Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of The View and designer of a new line of holiday sweaters, about the shoes, sour gummies, and one-piece underwear she can’t live without.

Wow. Wow. I do live in mine. They’re not the most attractive, but boy do they make your feet feel good. My feet even look like Birkenstocks when I’m not wearing them. I try to find unique Birks — I wore them in my 20s and 30s, and now I’ve come back to them in my 50s and 60s, so it’s full circle. Let me tell you, they’re great for your back. I have really flat feet, so if you want to know about comfort, I’m all about comfort. I’m wearing the black ones right now, but I have red ones with cats and Darth Vader ones and orange ones and silvery ones.

I’ve never liked two-piece underwear with a separate bra and panties. I’d rather wear a bathing suit all the time. That’s what Wolford is like — it’s like a one-piece that makes me feel good and slinky and comfortable. I love wearing it because I don’t want to walk around naked under my clothes. What if your pants break, or your shirt lifts, and you’re showing things that are like, “Oh my god, what is that?” With this, I’m covered.

Okay, so I’m not a chef, but the folks who come to my house and cook love these knives. They’re gorgeous and apparently work amazingly. I talk to the folks who cook at my house, and they’ll tell me that the knives don’t break or dull quickly, and they make you go, “Wow.” I also just like the story because it’s a family-owned company — apparently, the man who started Warther started it because someone was looking for a sheath for his son’s knife during World War II. He made it, and it spawned a whole business.

I love making what they used to call “ugly Christmas sweaters,” but mine aren’t ugly! They’re just out-there and fun. They’re meant to make you smile and trigger all the good stuff for the holiday season. Whatever you’re celebrating — Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or what have you — should be joyful and fun. My favorite is the mini–black Santa. I love a baby with a beard.

These shoes make you smile because they’re so bizarre and colorful. Depending on your mood, you could wear a Disney pair or a Star Wars pair. They’re also not crazy-expensive — you can get great ones for $100 or so — and just so unique. I like unique.