Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Receivables (Narrative) (Details)

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Receivables (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Receivables $ 424us-gaap_ReceivablesNetCurrent $ 438us-gaap_ReceivablesNetCurrent  
Credit Card Program Agreement [Member]      
Effective period of agreement, years 10m_EffectivePeriodOfAgreement
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
   
Expiration Date of Agreement prior to renewal July 17, 2016    
Expiration date of agreement March 31, 2025    
Number of years in renewal option 3m_AgreementRenewalOptionNumberOfYears
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
   
Amount received under agreement 975m_AmountReceivedUnderAgreement
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
928m_AmountReceivedUnderAgreement
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
865m_AmountReceivedUnderAgreement
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
Net earnings from credit operations $ 776m_NetEarningsFromCreditOperations
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
$ 731m_NetEarningsFromCreditOperations
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember
$ 663m_NetEarningsFromCreditOperations
/ us-gaap_AccountsNotesLoansAndFinancingReceivablesByIndustryOfCounterpartyTypeAxis
= us-gaap_CreditCardIntermediaryReceivablesMember