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Restructuring and Management Transition Cumulative Charges (Details)

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Restructuring and Management Transition Cumulative Charges (Details)
$ in Millions
3 Months Ended
Apr. 29, 2017
USD ($)
stores
employee
Rate
Apr. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2017
Rate
Jan. 28, 2017
Rate
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Severance Costs $ 14      
Number of employees eligible for VERP | employee 6,000      
Number of employees accepted VERP | employee 2,800      
Defined Benefit Plan, Special Termination Benefits $ 112      
Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Benefit Obligation, Discount Rate | Rate     4.34% 4.40%
Number of stores announced closing | stores 138      
Asset Impairment Charges $ 77      
VERP [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 122 $ 0    
Cumulative Amount 122      
Home Office And Stores [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 98 4    
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost 21      
Cumulative Amount 395      
Management Transition [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 0 2    
Cumulative Amount 255      
Other Restructuring And Management Transition [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges   0    
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost 0      
Cumulative Amount 178      
Total [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 220 $ 6    
Restructuring and Related Cost, Incurred Cost 21      
Cumulative Amount 950      
Pension Plan [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Defined benefit plan increase (decrease) due to enhanced retirement benefits 88      
Defined Benefit Plan, Recognized Net Gain (Loss) Due to Curtailments $ (6)      
Defined Benefit Plan, Funded Status of Plan, Percent | Rate 98.00%      
Defined benefit plan incr (decr) in FV of assets due to remeasurement and curtailment $ 34      
Defined benefit plan obligation increase (decrease) due to remeasurement and curtailment (3)      
Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Defined benefit plan increase (decrease) due to enhanced retirement benefits 24      
Defined Benefit Plan, Recognized Net Gain (Loss) Due to Curtailments (2)      
Defined benefit plan obligation increase (decrease) due to remeasurement and curtailment $ 3