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Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows) (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) $ 1,256 $ 847 $ 329
Impairments, store closing costs and division consolidation costs (25) 25 391
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries 0 0 0
Dividends received from subsidiaries 0 0 0
Depreciation and amortization 1,085 1,150 1,210
(Increase) decrease in working capital (55) (43) 32
Other, net (168) (473) (212)
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,093 1,506 1,750
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net (644) (425) (374)
Other, net 27 (40) (3)
Net cash used by investing activities (617) (465) (377)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid 346 (1,245) (966)
Dividends paid (148) (84) (84)
Issuance of common stock, net of common stock acquired (340) 42 7
Intercompany activity, net 0 0 0
Other, net 29 24 (29)
Net cash used by financing activities (113) (1,263) (1,072)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,363 (222) 301
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 1,464 1,686 1,385
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 2,827 1,464 1,686
Parent
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) 1,256 847 329
Impairments, store closing costs and division consolidation costs 0 0 0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries (1,253) (852) (333)
Dividends received from subsidiaries 612 541 436
Depreciation and amortization 0 0 0
(Increase) decrease in working capital 5 179 114
Other, net (18) 8 73
Net cash provided by operating activities 602 723 619
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net 0 0 0
Other, net 38 0 0
Net cash used by investing activities 38 0 0
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid 0 0 0
Dividends paid (148) (84) (84)
Issuance of common stock, net of common stock acquired (340) 42 7
Intercompany activity, net 1,186 (710) (247)
Other, net 21 (115) (24)
Net cash used by financing activities 719 (867) (348)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,359 (144) 271
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 1,174 1,318 1,047
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 2,533 1,174 1,318
Subsidiary Issuer
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) 515 320 (165)
Impairments, store closing costs and division consolidation costs (28) 21 226
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries (548) (417) (201)
Dividends received from subsidiaries 175 250 60
Depreciation and amortization 517 566 619
(Increase) decrease in working capital (110) (454) 163
Other, net (166) (526) (96)
Net cash provided by operating activities 355 (240) 606
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net (171) (178) (147)
Other, net 16 0 0
Net cash used by investing activities (155) (178) (147)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid 349 (1,242) (963)
Dividends paid 0 0 0
Issuance of common stock, net of common stock acquired 0 0 0
Intercompany activity, net (529) 1,656 493
Other, net (23) (15) 3
Net cash used by financing activities (203) 399 (467)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (3) (19) (8)
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 41 60 68
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 38 41 60
Other Subsidiaries
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) 1,286 949 699
Impairments, store closing costs and division consolidation costs 3 4 165
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries 0 0 0
Dividends received from subsidiaries 0 0 0
Depreciation and amortization 568 584 591
(Increase) decrease in working capital 50 232 (245)
Other, net 16 45 (189)
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,923 1,814 1,021
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net (473) (247) (227)
Other, net (27) (40) (3)
Net cash used by investing activities (500) (287) (230)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid (3) (3) (3)
Dividends paid (787) (791) (496)
Issuance of common stock, net of common stock acquired 0 0 0
Intercompany activity, net (657) (946) (246)
Other, net 31 154 (8)
Net cash used by financing activities (1,416) (1,586) (753)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 7 (59) 38
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 249 308 270
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 256 249 308
Consolidating Adjustments
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (loss) (1,801) (1,269) (534)
Impairments, store closing costs and division consolidation costs 0 0 0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries 1,801 1,269 534
Dividends received from subsidiaries (787) (791) (496)
Depreciation and amortization 0 0 0
(Increase) decrease in working capital 0 0 0
Other, net 0 0 0
Net cash provided by operating activities (787) (791) (496)
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net 0 0 0
Other, net 0 0 0
Net cash used by investing activities 0 0 0
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid 0 0 0
Dividends paid 787 791 496
Issuance of common stock, net of common stock acquired 0 0 0
Intercompany activity, net 0 0 0
Other, net 0 0 0
Net cash used by financing activities 787 791 496
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 0 0 0
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 0 0 0
Cash and cash equivalents end of period $ 0 $ 0 $ 0