Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Restructuring and Management Transition Charges (Narrative) (Details)

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Restructuring and Management Transition Charges (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 1 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2011
Jan. 28, 2012
Total [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Total [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Supply Chain [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Exit Catalog Outlet Stores [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Exit Catalog Outlet Stores [Member]
Oct. 16, 2011
Loss On Sale Of Assets [Member]
Oct. 16, 2011
Sale Of Catalog Outlet Stores Assets And Inventory Net Book Value [Member]
Oct. 16, 2011
Sale Of Catalog Outlet Stores Assets And Inventory Total Purchase Price [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Employee Severance [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Employee Severance [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Termination Benefits [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Termination Benefits [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
VERP [Member]
Oct. 29, 2011
VERP Enhanced Retirement Benefits [member]
Oct. 29, 2011
VERP Administrative Costs [Member]
Oct. 29, 2011
VERP Curtailment [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Management Transition [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Chief Executive Officer [Member]
Oct. 29, 2011
President [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Other Management Transition [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Other, net [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Other, net [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Facility Closing [Member]
Charges $ 451 $ 451 $ 32 $ 41 $ 34 $ 21 $ 24 $ 31 $ 7 $ 10 $ 4 $ 41 $ 4 $ 179 $ 176 $ 2 $ 1 $ 130 $ 53 $ 12 $ 24 $ 26 $ 7 $ 8