Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Stock Based Compensation (Narrative) (Details)

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Stock Based Compensation (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Y
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Number of Company equity plans prior to 2009 2    
Number of years stock and stock option grant plans are active 10    
Number of years of service required to vest in stock based compensation plans 4    
Shares available for additional grants under the Company's equity plan 36.6    
Tax benefit recognized in Statement of Operations related to stock-based compensation $ 25 $ 24 $ 28
Evaluation period of performance-based restricted stock plan for senior executives 3    
Liability under stock credit plans reflected in Consolidated Balance Sheets 55 52  
2009 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan [Member]
     
Common Stock Shares Authorized to be issued under stock compensation plan   51  
2010 CMD Committee Performance-Based Restricted Stock Plan [Member]
     
Evaluation period of performance-based restricted stock plan for senior executives 3    
2010 CMD Committee Performance-Based Restricted Stock Plan [Member] | Minimum [Member]
     
Percentage range of shares received by grant recipient based on target shares granted 0.00%    
2010 CMD Committee Performance-Based Restricted Stock Plan [Member] | Maximum [Member]
     
Percentage range of shares received by grant recipient based on target shares granted 150.00%    
2010 CMD Committee Time-Based Restricted Stock Plan [Member]
     
Evaluation period of performance-based restricted stock plan for senior executives 3    
2009 CMD Committee "Founders Awards" Plan [Member]
     
Evaluation period of performance-based restricted stock plan for senior executives 3    
Number of companies in executive peer group for compensation plans 10    
Percentage of award opportunity that will vest if TSR is above the 66th percentile 100.00%    
2006 Stock Credit Plan [Member]
     
Evaluation of period of stock credit plan in years 2    
2008 Stock Credit Grant Plan [Member]
     
Number of stock credit awards outstanding 1,649,870    
Restricted Stock Units [Member]
     
Unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested restricted stock awards 26    
Unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested restricted stock awards 1.3    
Nonvested Stock Options [Member]
     
Unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested restricted stock awards 39    
Unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested restricted stock awards 1.8    
Nonvested Restricted Stock Awards [Member]
     
Unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested restricted stock awards $ 2    
Unrecognized compensation costs related to nonvested restricted stock awards 1.6    
Restricted Stock and Time-Based Restricted Stock Unit Awards [Member] | Minimum [Member]
     
Number of years of service required to vest in stock based compensation plans 1    
Restricted Stock and Time-Based Restricted Stock Unit Awards [Member] | Maximum [Member]
     
Number of years of service required to vest in stock based compensation plans 4