Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Gain on Sale of Properties, Impairments, Store Closing Costs and Division Consolidation Costs (Narrative) (Details)

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Gain on Sale of Properties, Impairments, Store Closing Costs and Division Consolidation Costs (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Escrow deposits related to property sales $ 82
Number of closed stores 10
Store Closings Announced in January 2011 [Member]
 
Number of closed stores 3
Store Closings Announced in January 2010 [Member]
 
Number of closed stores 5