Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stockholders' Equity (Components of Other Comprehensive Income/ (Loss) (Details)

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Stockholders' Equity (Components of Other Comprehensive Income/ (Loss) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2013
Oct. 27, 2012
Nov. 02, 2013
Oct. 27, 2012
Jul. 20, 2012
Jul. 19, 2012
Schedule of Capitalization, Equity [Line Items]            
Unrealized gain/(loss), gross amount $ (1) $ 1 $ (1) $ 52    
Unrealized gain/(loss) on REITs, tax 1 0 1 (18)    
Unrealized gain/(loss), net amount 0 1 0 34    
Reclassification adjustment for realized (gain)/loss, gross amount 0 (15) 0 (285) [1]    
Reclassification adjustment for realized (gain)/loss, tax 0 5 0 101    
Reclassification adjustment for realized (gain)/loss, net amount 0 (10) 0 (184)    
Net actuarial gain/(loss) arising during the period, gross amount 0 (125) 0 (125)    
Net actuarial gain/(loss) arising during the period, tax 0 50 0 50    
Net actuarial gain/(loss) arising during the period, net amount 0 75 0 75    
Reclassification of net prior service (credit)/cost from a curtailment, gross amount 0 (5) 0 (5)    
Reclassification of net prior service (credit)/cost from a curtailment, tax 0 2 0 2    
Reclassification of net prior service (credit)/cost from a curtailment, net amount 0 (3) 0 (3)    
Reclassification for amortization of net actuarial loss/(gain), gross amount 43 61 131 188    
Reclassification for amortization of net actuarial loss/(gain), tax (17) (24) (50) (74)    
Reclassification for amortization of net actuarial loss/(gain), net 26 37 81 114    
Reclassification for amortization of prior service cost/(credit), gross amount (1) (4) (2) (11)    
Reclassification for amortization of prior service cost/(credit), tax 1 2 1 5    
Reclassification for amortization of prior service cost/(credit), net amount 0 (2) (1) (6)    
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax, Total 41 (87) 128 (186)    
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss), Deferred Tax Asset (15) 35 (48) 66    
Other comprehensive income/(loss) 26 (52) 80 (120)    
Fair Market Value per SPG REIT unit sold           158.13
REIT Units Redeemed         2 2
Sales price per REIT unit sold         124.00  
Real estate and other, net [Member]
           
Schedule of Capitalization, Equity [Line Items]            
Reclassification adjustment for realized (gain)/loss, gross amount       $ (270)    
[1] During the second quarter of 2012, the reclassification adjustment for the Simon Property Group, L.P. (SPG) units of $270 million was calculated by using the closing fair market value per SPG unit of $158.13 on July 19, 2012 for the two million REIT units that were redeemed on July 20, 2012. The REIT units were redeemed at a price of $124.00 per unit (see Note 10).