Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Credit Facility (Details)

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Credit Facility (Details) (USD $)
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2013
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Apr. 12, 2013
May 22, 2013
Interest rate in addition to LIBOR [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
Interest rate in addition to LIBOR [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
Domestic Line of Credit [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
Foreign Line of Credit [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
2013 Credit Facility [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
2013 Credit Facility [Member]
Eligible Accounts Receivable [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
2013 Credit Facility [Member]
Eligible Credit Card Receivables [Member]
Feb. 01, 2014
2013 Credit Facility [Member]
Liquidation Value of Inventory, Net of Reserves [Member]
Line of Credit Facility [Line Items]                          
2013 Credit Facility, Initiation Date   Feb. 08, 2013                      
2013 Credit Facility, maximum borrowing capacity   $ 1,850,000,000                      
2013 Credit Facility, Expiration Date   Apr. 29, 2016                      
2013 Credit Facility, Capacity Available for Trade Purchases   750,000,000                      
2013 Credit Facility, accordion Feature That Potentially Increases Credit Facility Limit   400,000,000                      
2013 Credit Facility, borrowing base components                     85.00% 90.00% 85.00%
2013 Credit Facility, availability component, dollars, threshold for fixed charge coverage ratio   125,000,000                      
2013 Credit Facility, availability component, percentage, threshold for fixed charge coverage ratio   10.00%                      
2013 Credit Facility, period under threshold for fixed charge coverage ratio (at least)                   30 days      
2013 Credit Facility, fixed charge coverage ratio   1.0                      
2013 Credit Facility, Amount Outstanding         850,000,000                
Repayments of borrowings under 2013 Credit Facility 200,000,000 200,000,000 0 0                  
Short-term borrowings under 2013 Credit Facility   650,000,000 0                    
2013 Credit Facility, basis spread on variable interest rate           5.00% 3.00%            
2013 Credit Facility, description   On February 8, 2013, J. C. Penney Company, Inc., JCP and J. C. Penney Purchasing Corporation (Purchasing) entered into an amended and restated revolving credit agreement in the amount up to $1,850 million (2013 Credit Facility), which replaced the Company’s prior credit agreement entered into in January 2012, with largely the same syndicate of lenders under the previous agreement, with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent. The 2013 Credit Facility matures on April 29, 2016 and increases the letter of credit sublimit to $750 million and provides an accordion feature that could potentially increase the size of the facility by an amount up to $400 million.                      
2013 Credit Facility, borrowing capacity, description   Availability under the 2012 Credit Facility is limited to a borrowing base which allows us to borrow up to 85% of eligible accounts receivable, plus 90% of eligible credit card receivables, plus 85% of the liquidation value of our inventory, net of certain reserves. Letters of credit reduce the amount available to borrow by their face value.  In the event that availability under the 2012 Credit Facility is at any time less than the greater of (1) $125 million or (2) 10% of the lesser of the total facility or the borrowing base then in effect, for a period of at least 30 days, the Company will be subject to a fixed charge coverage ratio covenant of 1.0 to 1.0 which is calculated as of the last day of the quarter and measured on a trailing four-quarter basis.                      
2013 Credit Facility, total standby and import letters of credit   506,000,000                      
2013 Credit Facility, interest rate at period end               3.00% 1.50%        
2013 Credit Facility, commitment fee percentage on unused capacity   0.50%                      
2013 Credit Facility, maximum borrowing capacity less amount outstanding   694,000,000                      
2013 Credit Facility, remaining borrowing capacity   $ 509,000,000