Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (Changes In Workers' Compensation And General Liability Reserves) (Details)

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Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (Changes In Workers' Compensation And General Liability Reserves) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Feb. 02, 2013
Charged To Costs And Expenses [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Charged To Costs And Expenses [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Charged To Costs And Expenses [Member]
Feb. 02, 2013
Payments, Net Of Recoveries [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Payments, Net Of Recoveries [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Payments, Net Of Recoveries [Member]
Balance, beginning of year $ 497 $ 493 $ 488 $ 478            
Increase (decrease) in workers' compensation liabilities         157 144 148 (153) (139) (138)
Balance, end of year $ 497 $ 493 $ 488 $ 478