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Restructuring and Management Transition Cumulative Charges (Details)

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Restructuring and Management Transition Cumulative Charges (Details)
$ in Millions
3 Months Ended
May 05, 2018
USD ($)
Apr. 29, 2017
USD ($)
stores
employee
Feb. 03, 2018
Rate
Mar. 31, 2017
Rate
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Severance Costs   $ 14    
Number of employees eligible for VERP | employee   6,000    
Number of employees accepted VERP | employee   2,800    
Defined Benefit Plan, Benefit Obligation, Special and Contractual Termination Benefits $ 0 $ (112)    
Defined Benefit Plan, Net Periodic Benefit Cost (Credit), Gain (Loss) Due to Curtailment 0 $ (7)    
Defined Benefit Plan, Assumptions Used Calculating Benefit Obligation, Discount Rate | Rate     4.40% 4.34%
Number of stores announced closing | stores   138    
Asset Impairment Charges   $ 77    
Home Office And Stores [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 7 98    
Cumulative Amount 480      
Other Restructuring And Management Transition [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 0 2    
Cumulative Amount 185      
Total [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Charges 7 100    
Cumulative Amount $ 665      
Pension Plan [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Defined benefit plan increase (decrease) due to special retirement benefits   88    
Defined Benefit Plan, Funded Status of Plan, Percent | Rate       98.00%
Defined benefit plan incr (decr) in FV of assets due to remeasurement and curtailment   34    
Defined benefit plan obligation increase (decrease) due to remeasurement and curtailment   (3)    
Supplemental Employee Retirement Plan [Member]        
Restructuring Cost and Reserve [Line Items]        
Defined benefit plan increase (decrease) due to special retirement benefits   24    
Defined benefit plan obligation increase (decrease) due to remeasurement and curtailment   $ 3