Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Real Estate and Other, Net (Details)

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Real Estate and Other, Net (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Jan. 30, 2010
Real Estate and Other, Net [Abstract]      
Real estate activities $ (38) $ (34) $ (34)
Impairments (Note 9) 58 3 42
Net gains from sale of real estate (6) (8) (2)
Other 7 11 (1)
Total expense/(income) 21 (28) 5
REIT dividend income (10) (8) (8)
Joint venture proportional share of earnings $ (13) $ (15) $ (15)