Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Restructuring and Management Transition Charges (Liability Activity) (Details)

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Restructuring and Management Transition Charges (Liability Activity) (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 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2011
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 28, 2012
Total [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Total [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Supply Chain [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Supply Chain Employee Severance [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. 29, 2011
Depreciation, Catalog and Outlet [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
Reduced Prepaid Status Of Primary Plan [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Increased Unfunded Status of SRP And BRP [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Management Transition [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Chief Executive Officer [Member]
Oct. 29, 2011
President [Member]
Dec. 03, 2011
Chief Operating Officer [Member]
Dec. 03, 2011
Chief Talent Officer [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Board of Directors Chairman [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Other Management Transition [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Other, net [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Other, net [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Other, Depreciation [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Other, Depreciation [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Other, Exit Specialty Website Costs [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Streamlining Custom Decorating Operations [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Miscellaneous Restructuring Costs [Member]
Jan. 29, 2011
Miscellaneous Restructuring Costs [Member]
Jan. 28, 2012
Facility Closing [Member]
Restructuring Reserve [Roll Forward]                                                                            
Beginning balance     $ 8       $ 4               $ 4                                              
Charges 451   451 32 41 5 34 21 24 31 7 17 10 4 41 4 179 176 2 1     130 53 12 4 8 29 24 26 7 4 3 8 7 14 4 8
Cash payments     (85)   (10)   (12)               (17)   (2)           (41)             (3)                
Non-cash   (79) (314) (24) (28)   (26) (17)                 (177)       (133) (44) (79)             (4) (7)              
Ending balance     60 8 3     4             28 4             10             19                
Restructuring and Related Cost, Cost Incurred to Date             55                                                              
Restructuring and Related Cost, Expected Cost         $ 55                                                 $ 2