Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Schedule of Company Debt) (Details)

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Financing (Schedule of Company Debt) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 3 Months Ended
Jul. 30, 2011
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Oct. 29, 2011
Feb. 02, 2013
7.625% Senior Debentures Due 2013 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.625% Senior Debentures Due 2013 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.35% Senior Notes Due 2012 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.35% Senior Notes Due 2012 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.875% Senior Notes Due 2013 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.875% Senior Notes Due 2013 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
8.0% Senior Debentures Due 2012 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
8.0% Senior Debentures Due 2012 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Capital Lease and Current Portion of Other Long-Term Obligations
Jan. 28, 2012
Capital Lease and Current Portion of Other Long-Term Obligations
Feb. 02, 2013
Short-term Debt [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Short-term Debt [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
2.875% Senior notes due 2023 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.90% Senior Notes Due 2016 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.90% Senior Notes Due 2016 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
3.875% Senior notes due 2022 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.375% Senior Notes Due 2037 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.375% Senior Notes Due 2037 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.75% Senior Notes Due 2014 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.75% Senior Notes Due 2014 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.875% Senior Notes Due 2015 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.9% Senior Debentures Due 2029 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.9% Senior Debentures Due 2029 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.7% Senior Debentures Due 2034 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.7% Senior Debentures Due 2034 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.45% Senior Debentures Due 2017 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.45% Senior Debentures Due 2017 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.65% Senior Debentures Due 2024 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.65% Senior Debentures Due 2024 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.0% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.0% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.9% Senior Debentures Due 2032 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.9% Senior Debentures Due 2032 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
5.125% Senior debentures due 2042 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
4.3% Senior notes due 2043 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.7% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.7% Senior Debentures Due 2028 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
6.79% Senior Debentures Due 2027 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
6.79% Senior Debentures Due 2027 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.875% Senior Debentures Due 2036 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.875% Senior Debentures Due 2036 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
8.125% Senior Debentures Due 2035 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
8.125% Senior Debentures Due 2035 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.5% Senior Debentures Due 2015 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.5% Senior Debentures Due 2015 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
8.75% Senior Debentures Due 2029 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
8.75% Senior Debentures Due 2029 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.45% Senior Debentures Due 2016 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.45% Senior Debentures Due 2016 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
8.5% Senior Debentures Due 2019 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
8.5% Senior Debentures Due 2019 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
10.25% Senior Debentures Due 2021 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
10.25% Senior Debentures Due 2021 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
9.5% Amortizing Debentures Due 2021 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
9.5% Amortizing Debentures Due 2021 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.6% Senior Debentures Due 2025 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.6% Senior Debentures Due 2025 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
9.75% Amortizing Debentures Due 2021 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
9.75% Amortizing Debentures Due 2021 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.875% Senior Debentures Due 2030 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.875% Senior Debentures Due 2030 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
7.625% Senior Debentures Due 2013 [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
7.625% Senior Debentures Due 2013 [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Premium on acquired debt, using an effective interest yield of 5.017% to 6.165%
Jan. 28, 2012
Premium on acquired debt, using an effective interest yield of 5.017% to 6.165%
Feb. 02, 2013
Capital Lease and Other Long-Term Obligations [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Capital Lease and Other Long-Term Obligations [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Total Of Long Term Debt [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Total Of Long Term Debt [Member]
Debt instrument, principal outstanding           $ 109 $ 0 $ 0 $ 616 $ 0 $ 298 $ 0 $ 173 $ 15 $ 16 $ 124 $ 1,103 $ 750 $ 0 $ 577 $ 977 $ 550 $ 550 $ 500 $ 500 $ 453 $ 453 $ 612 [1] $ 407 [1] $ 400 $ 400 $ 400 $ 400 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 300 $ 250 $ 250 $ 250 $ 250 $ 250 $ 0 $ 200 $ 200 $ 165 $ 165 $ 108 $ 108 $ 76 $ 76 $ 69 $ 100 $ 61 $ 61 $ 59 $ 123 $ 36 $ 36 $ 33 $ 33 $ 29 $ 33 $ 24 $ 24 $ 16 $ 18 $ 18 $ 18 $ 0 $ 109 $ 191 $ 216 $ 34 $ 43 $ 6,806 $ 6,655
Decrease in interest payable effective rate 0.25%   0.50%                                                 0.25%                                                                                                      
Effective interest rate of debt instrument     8.375% 8.875% 8.125%                                               7.875%                                                                                                    
Increase in debt instrument effective rate       1.00%                                                                                                                                                      
Maximum potential increase in debt interest rate due to potential downgrades   2.00%                                                                                                                                                          
[1] The rate of interest payable in respect of these senior notes was increased by one percent per annum to 8.875% in April 2009 as a result of a downgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies, was decreased by 0.50 percent per annum to 8.375% effective in May 2010 as a result of an upgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies, was decreased by 0.25 percent per annum to 8.125% effective in May 2011 as a result of an upgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies, and was decreased by 0.25 percent per annum to 7.875%, its stated interest rate, effective in January 2012 as a result of an upgrade of the notes by specified rating agencies. The rate of interest payable in respect of these senior notes could increase by up to 2.0% per annum from its current level in the event of one or more downgrades of the notes by specified rating agencies.