Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Properties and Leases (Rental Expense) (Details)

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Properties and Leases (Rental Expense) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Real Estate [Member]
     
Contingent rent expense related to a capitalized lease $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Minimum rentals, Operating leases 242 234 230
Contingent rentals, Operating leases 19 16 15
Lease and rental expense, Gross 261 250 245
Operating leases, less income from subleases (18) (15) (16)
Lease and Rental Expense 243 235 229
Personal Property [Member]
     
Personal property, Operating leases $ 10 $ 10 $ 12