Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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

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Gain on Sale of Properties, Impairments, Store Closing Costs and Division Consolidation Costs (Impairments, Store Closing Related Costs, and Division Consolidation Costs) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Gain on sale of properties $ (54) $ 0 $ 0
Impairments of properties held and used 22 18 115
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost (25) 25 391
Employee Severance [Member]
     
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost 4 1 2
Other Store Closing Related Costs [Member]
     
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost 3 6 4
Division Consolation Costs [Member]
     
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost $ 0 $ 0 $ 270