Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Retirement Plans (Narrative) (Details)

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Retirement Plans (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Number of hours required for participation in defined benefit and defined contribution plans 1,000    
Pension Plan [Member]
     
Accumulated benefit obligation for defined benefit plan $ 3,453 $ 3,496  
Amortization of net actuarial (gain) loss 26    
Unfunded commitments to certain of these investments 150 144  
Company contributions to defined benefit pension plan   150  
Supplementary Retirement Plan [Member]
     
Accumulated benefit obligation for defined benefit plan 770 788  
Amortization of net actuarial (gain) loss 5    
Retirement 401 (k) [Member]
     
Employee retirement plan expense 24 14 10
Deferred Compensation, Excluding Share-based Payments and Retirement Benefits [Member]
     
Liability for deferred compensation plan reflected in other liabilities 44 44  
Minimum [Member]
     
Range of restrictions on investment redemption frequency, number of times allowed per year 2    
Minimum [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Range of investment lock-up period, in years 3    
Range of advance notice requirements for investment redemption, in days 60    
Maximum [Member]
     
Range of restrictions on investment redemption frequency, number of times allowed per year 365    
Maximum [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Range of investment lock-up period, in years 15    
Range of advance notice requirements for investment redemption, in days 90    
Change in projected benefit obligation [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Actuarial gain due to curtailment 0 254  
Change in projected benefit obligation [Member] | Supplementary Retirement Plan [Member]
     
Actuarial gain due to curtailment $ 0 $ 42  
Equity securities [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 50.00%    
Debt Securities [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 40.00%    
Real Estate Funds [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 5.00%    
Private equity [Member] | Pension Plan [Member]
     
Target allocation for equity securities in defined benefit plan 5.00%