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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
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income $ 1,486 $ 1,335 $ 1,256
Impairments, store closing and other costs and gain on sale of leases (88) (5) 25
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries 0 0 0
Dividends received from subsidiaries 0 0 0
Depreciation and amortization 1,020 1,049 1,085
(Increase) decrease in working capital (153) (217) 27
Other, net 108 7 (170)
Net cash provided by operating activities 2,549 2,179 2,173
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net (731) (876) (644)
Other, net (57) 95 (53)
Net cash used by investing activities (788) (781) (697)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid, net of debt issued 276 (803) 346
Dividends paid (359) (324) (148)
Common stock acquired, net of issuance of common stock (1,256) (1,163) (340)
Intercompany activity, net 0 0 0
Other, net 15 (99) 29
Net cash used by financing activities (1,324) (2,389) (113)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 437 (991) 1,363
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 1,836 2,827 1,464
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 2,273 1,836 2,827
Subsidiary Issuer [Member]
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income 611 574 515
Impairments, store closing and other costs and gain on sale of leases (37) (8) 28
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries (557) (638) (548)
Dividends received from subsidiaries 4 125 175
Depreciation and amortization 467 484 517
(Increase) decrease in working capital 12 (75) (59)
Other, net 158 (31) (166)
Net cash provided by operating activities 732 447 406
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net (289) (324) (171)
Other, net (6) 51 (35)
Net cash used by investing activities (295) (273) (206)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid, net of debt issued 278 (799) 349
Dividends paid 0 0 0
Common stock acquired, net of issuance of common stock 0 0 0
Intercompany activity, net (728) 642 (529)
Other, net 56 (14) (23)
Net cash used by financing activities (394) (171) (203)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 43 3 (3)
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 41 38 41
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 84 41 38
Parent Company [Member]
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income 1,486 1,335 1,256
Impairments, store closing and other costs and gain on sale of leases 0 0 0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries (1,492) (1,342) (1,253)
Dividends received from subsidiaries 911 783 612
Depreciation and amortization 0 0 0
(Increase) decrease in working capital (54) (76) 5
Other, net (25) 31 (18)
Net cash provided by operating activities 826 731 602
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net 0 0 0
Other, net 0 0 38
Net cash used by investing activities 0 0 38
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid, net of debt issued 0 0 0
Dividends paid (359) (324) (148)
Common stock acquired, net of issuance of common stock (1,256) (1,163) (340)
Intercompany activity, net 1,310 (194) 1,186
Other, net (104) (45) 21
Net cash used by financing activities (409) (1,726) 719
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 417 (995) 1,359
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 1,538 2,533 1,174
Cash and cash equivalents end of period 1,955 1,538 2,533
Consolidation, Eliminations [Member]
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income (2,049) (1,980) (1,801)
Impairments, store closing and other costs and gain on sale of leases 0 0 0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries 2,049 1,980 1,801
Dividends received from subsidiaries (915) (908) (787)
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 (915) (908) (787)
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, net of debt issued 0 0 0
Dividends paid 915 908 787
Common stock acquired, net of issuance of common stock 0 0 0
Intercompany activity, net 0 0 0
Other, net 0 0 0
Net cash used by financing activities 915 908 787
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
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member]
     
Cash flows from operating activities:      
Net income 1,438 1,406 1,286
Impairments, store closing and other costs and gain on sale of leases (51) 3 (3)
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries 0 0 0
Dividends received from subsidiaries 0 0 0
Depreciation and amortization 553 565 568
(Increase) decrease in working capital (111) (66) 81
Other, net (25) 7 14
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,906 1,909 1,952
Cash flows from investing activities:      
Purchase of property and equipment and capitalized software, net (442) (552) (473)
Other, net (51) 44 (56)
Net cash used by investing activities (493) (508) (529)
Cash flows from financing activities:      
Debt repaid, net of debt issued (2) (4) (3)
Dividends paid (915) (908) (787)
Common stock acquired, net of issuance of common stock 0 0 0
Intercompany activity, net (582) (448) (657)
Other, net 63 (40) 31
Net cash used by financing activities (1,436) (1,400) (1,416)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (23) 1 7
Cash and cash equivalents beginning of period 257 256 249
Cash and cash equivalents end of period $ 234 $ 257 $ 256