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Basis of Presentation and Consolidation (Nature of Operations) (Details)

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Basis of Presentation and Consolidation (Nature of Operations) (Details)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2020
state
department_store
Feb. 02, 2019
Feb. 03, 2018
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Nature of Operations Our Company was founded by James Cash Penney in 1902 and has grown to be a major national retailer, operating 846 department stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, as well as through our eCommerce website at jcp.com and our mobile application. We sell family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products through Sephora inside JCPenney, and home furnishings. In addition, our department stores provide services, such as styling salon, optical, portrait photography and custom decorating, to customers.    
Number of stores | department_store 846    
Number of states in which entity operates | state 49    
State of incorporation DE    
Fiscal Period Duration 364 days 364 days 371 days
J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc. [Member]      
Entity Information [Line Items]      
Year incorporated 1902