Which is the closest outlet mall and the travel options as I will not be renting a car.
The closest to Deerfield is probably the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont. Not easy to get to any of the malls, though, without a car. If you want to go to Rosemont, cab would be the fastest and cost about $30. You also have a large outlet mall in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, about 40 minutes north of you. No public transportation there. But since we're in a change of season right now, everyone is having sales. I'd just take the commuter train into Chicago and shop there. You'll get first-quality goods at sales prices. Your hotel probably has a shuttle to the train station. It's about two miles east. You're also close to Northbrook Court, a large upscale mall, about five miles east on Lake Cook Road, or Hawthorne Mall, about three miles north on Milwaukee Avenue. Many stores with many sales right now at those malls, too.
Thank you, this is most helpful.