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Effect of New Accounting Standards (Details)

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Effect of New Accounting Standards (Details)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Feb. 03, 2018
months
Jan. 28, 2017
USD ($)
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
Gift Card Liability, Maximum term | months 60  
Accounting Standards Update 2015-17 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
Deferred taxes (current assets) | $   $ 196
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In November 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740), Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, which requires all deferred tax assets and liabilities to be classified as noncurrent on the balance sheet instead of separating deferred taxes into current and noncurrent amounts. The new standard no longer requires allocating valuation allowances between current and noncurrent deferred tax assets because those allowances are classified as noncurrent. The Company adopted ASU 2015-17 retrospectively at the beginning of 2017. As a result of the retrospective adoption, the Company reclassified deferred tax assets of $196 million as of January 28, 2017 from Deferred taxes (a component of current assets) to a reduction in Deferred taxes (a component of long-term liabilities) on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.  
Accounting Standards Update 2015-11 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330), Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory, which simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory by requiring inventory to be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Under previous guidance, net realizable value is one of several calculations an entity needs to make to measure inventory at the lower of cost or market. However, companies will continue to apply their existing impairment models to inventories that are accounted for using last-in first-out (LIFO) and the RIM. The Company adopted ASU 2015-11 at the beginning of 2017. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows as substantially all of our inventory was measured by the RIM impairment model at that time which is considered a continued acceptable method under the new standard.  
Accounting Standards Update 2016-09 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting. ASU 2016-09 changes how companies account for certain aspects of share-based payments to employees. Entities are required to recognize the income tax effects of awards (windfalls or shortfalls) in the statement of operations when the awards vest or are settled (i.e., additional paid-in capital or APIC pools will be eliminated). The guidance on employers’ accounting for an employee’s use of shares to satisfy the employer’s statutory income tax withholding obligation and for forfeitures also changed. The ASU also provides a practical expedient for public companies that allows the use of a simplified method to estimate the expected term for certain awards. The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 at the beginning of 2017. As a result of ASU 2016-09 requiring all windfalls and shortfalls to be recognized when they arise, excess tax benefits that were not previously recognized because the related tax deduction had not reduced current taxes payable have been recorded on a modified retrospective basis through a cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings as of January 29, 2017. Additionally, the deferred tax assets recognized as a result of this transition guidance have been assessed for realizability and a valuation allowance has been recognized as part of the cumulative effect adjustment to retained earnings also as a result of this transition guidance. Considering these aspects of transitioning to the new guidance, there was no impact to retained earnings as a result of a valuation allowance being recorded against the related deferred tax asset recorded as the cumulative adjustment.  
Accounting Standards Update 2016-05 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-05, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Effect of Derivative Contract Novations on Existing Hedge Accounting Relationships (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force) (ASU 2016-05). Under the ASU, the novation of a derivative contract (i.e., a change in the counterparty) in a hedge accounting relationship does not, in and of itself, require dedesignation of that hedge accounting relationship. The hedge accounting relationship could continue uninterrupted if all of the other hedge accounting criteria are met, including the expectation that the hedge will be highly effective when the creditworthiness of the new counterparty to the derivative contract is considered. The Company adopted ASU 2016-05 at the beginning of 2017 and the new guidance did not have any impact as the Company had no transactions involving the novation of a derivative.  
Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In May 2014, the FASB issued ASC Topic 606 (ASC 606), Revenue from Contracts with Customers, a replacement of Revenue Recognition (Topic 605). The new revenue recognition standard provides a five-step analysis of transactions to determine when and how revenue is recognized. The core principle of the guidance is that a Company should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This standard is effective for us beginning in fiscal 2018 and we plan to adopt the new standard using the full retrospective approach. We have analyzed the impact of the new standard on our current accounting policies and internal controls and the software changes required to implement the new standard. Our revenue recognition policies related to gift card breakage, customer loyalty programs, credit card income and principal versus agent considerations will change. Whereas we currently recognize gift card breakage, net of required escheatment, 60 months after the gift card is issued, we will in the future recognize gift card breakage, net of required escheatment, over the redemption pattern of gift cards. Additionally, whereas we utilize the incremental cost method to account for our customer loyalty programs, we will in the future account for our customer loyalty programs as revenue which will require us to defer a portion of our sales to loyalty rewards to be earned by reward members for a future discount on a future sale. We have also evaluated the classification of profit sharing income earned in connection with our private label credit card and co-branded MasterCard® programs owned and serviced by Synchrony Financial (Synchrony).  Under our agreement with Synchrony, we receive cash payments from Synchrony based upon the performance of the credit card portfolios.  Currently the income we earn under our agreement with Synchrony is included as an offset to SG&A expenses. In connection with the adoption of the new standard, we plan to change our presentation to include such income in a separate line item described as Credit card income and other. Further, we evaluated certain contracts for principal versus agent considerations and where we currently consider ourselves to be the principal (report gross sales) or the agent (report net sales) based on our risk and rewards in a sales transaction, we will in the future assess principal versus agent considerations depending on our control of the good or service before it is transferred to the customer. Upon our retrospective adoption of ASC 606 on February 4, 2018, we recorded a $4 million transition adjustment that increased our Retained earnings/(accumulated deficit) and on a retrospective basis our Net sales increased by $48 million in 2017 and by $24 million in 2016 and our Net income/(loss) decreased by a loss of $2 million in 2017 and $18 million in 2016.  
Accounting Standards Update 2017-07 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-07, Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost. ASU 2017-07 requires companies to present the service cost component of net benefit cost in the same line items in which they report compensation cost. Companies will present all other components of net benefit cost outside of operating income, if this subtotal is presented. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods therein. Early adoption is permitted as of the beginning of an annual period for which financial statements have not been issued or made available for issuance. Entities should apply this guidance retrospectively for the presentation of the service cost component and the other components of net periodic pension cost in the income statement and prospectively, on and after the effective date, for any capitalization of the service cost component of net periodic pension cost in assets. Upon our retrospective adoption of ASU 2017-07 on February 4, 2018, we changed the presentation of our Consolidated Statement of Operations to exclude the Pension line item and to reflect the service cost component of our pension expense/(income) in SG&A and to reflect all other cost components as in a new separate line item below operating income/(loss) described as Other components of net periodic pension cost/(income).  
Accounting Standards Update 2018-02 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Income Statement-Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. This standard focuses on a targeted improvement to reclassify stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) enacted on December 22, 2017 from Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) to Retained earnings/accumulated deficit. The amount of the reclassification would be the difference between the amount initially charged or credited directly to other comprehensive income at the previously enacted U.S. federal corporate income tax rate that remains in Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) and the amount that would have been charged or credited directly to Other comprehensive income/(loss) using the newly enacted U.S. federal corporate income tax rate, excluding the effect of any valuation allowance previously charged to Net income/(loss). ASU 2018-02 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the effect that the new accounting guidance will have on our Consolidated Balance Sheet.  
Accounting Standards Update 2016-02 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In February 2016, the FASB issued ASC Topic 842, Leases (Topic 842), a replacement of Leases (Topic 840), which will require lessees to recognize most leases on their balance sheets as lease liabilities with corresponding right-of-use assets. While many aspects of lessor accounting would remain the same, the new standard would make some changes, such as eliminating today’s real estate-specific guidance. As a globally converged standard, lessees and lessors would be required to classify most leases using a principle generally consistent with that of International Accounting Standards. The standard also would change what would be considered the initial direct costs of a lease. The standard would be effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within that year and must be adopted on a modified retrospective method, with elective reliefs, which requires application of the new guidance for all periods presented. We have developed a project team to analyze the impacts of the new standard on our current accounting policies and internal controls and the changes required to be made by our leasing software provider. With almost 70% of our store locations involved in an operating lease, the new standard will have a significant impact on our financial statements due to the recognition of lease liabilities and right-of-use assets that were not required by the current accounting requirements for operating leases. Given the magnitude of the project to implement the new standard, we are still evaluating the effect that the new accounting guidance will have on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.  
Accounting Standards Update 2016-15 [Member]    
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]    
New Accounting Pronouncement or Change in Accounting Principle, Description In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force) (ASU 2016-15). ASU 2016-15 clarifies how entities should classify certain cash receipts and cash payments on the statement of cash flows. The guidance also clarifies how the predominance principle should be applied when cash receipts and cash payments have aspects of more than one class of cash flows. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods therein. Early adoption is permitted. Entities should apply the guidance retrospectively, but if it is impracticable to do so for an issue, the amendments related to that issue may be applied prospectively. We are currently evaluating the effect that adopting this new accounting guidance will have on our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.