Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financing (Interest Expense) (Details)

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Financing (Interest Expense) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
Apr. 28, 2012
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]          
Interest on debt     $ 411us-gaap_InterestExpenseDebt $ 407us-gaap_InterestExpenseDebt $ 449us-gaap_InterestExpenseDebt
Amortization of debt premium     (12)us-gaap_AmortizationOfDebtDiscountPremium (15)us-gaap_AmortizationOfDebtDiscountPremium (19)us-gaap_AmortizationOfDebtDiscountPremium
Amortization of financing costs     7us-gaap_AmortizationOfFinancingCosts 7us-gaap_AmortizationOfFinancingCosts 7us-gaap_AmortizationOfFinancingCosts
Interest on capitalized leases     2us-gaap_CapitalLeasesIncomeStatementInterestExpense 2us-gaap_CapitalLeasesIncomeStatementInterestExpense 3us-gaap_CapitalLeasesIncomeStatementInterestExpense
Interest expense, gross     408us-gaap_FinancingInterestExpense 401us-gaap_FinancingInterestExpense 440us-gaap_FinancingInterestExpense
Less interest capitalized on construction     13us-gaap_InterestCostsCapitalized 11us-gaap_InterestCostsCapitalized 15us-gaap_InterestCostsCapitalized
Interest Expense, Total     395us-gaap_InterestExpense 390us-gaap_InterestExpense 425us-gaap_InterestExpense
Premium on early retirement of long-term debt $ 133us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt $ 4us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt $ 17us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt $ 0us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt $ 137us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt