Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Litigation, Other Contingencies and Guarantees (Narrative) (Details)

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Litigation, Other Contingencies and Guarantees (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2012
Estimate Potential Environmental Liabilities Minimum $ 21
Estimate Potential Environmental Liabilities Maximum 27
Recorded Best Estimate 21
J.C.Penney Direct Marketing Services, Inc. [Member]
 
Maximum Exposure of Guarantee 20
JCP [Member]
 
Maximum Exposure of Guarantee $ 25