Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 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, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jul. 28, 2012
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jul. 20, 2012
Jul. 19, 2012
Stockholders' Equity Note [Abstract]            
Unrealized gain/(loss) on REITs, gross amount   $ (2) $ 56 $ 82    
Unrealized gain/(loss) on REITs, tax   1 (20) (29)    
Unrealized gain/(loss) on REITs, net amount   (1) 36 53    
Reclassification adjustment for (gain)/loss on REITs included in net income/(loss), gross amount (270) (24) (285) [1] 0    
Reclassification adjustment for (gain)/loss on REITs included in net income/(loss), tax   8 101 0    
Reclassification adjustment for (gain)/loss on REITs included in net income/(loss), net amount   (16) (184) 0    
Net actuarial gain/(loss) arising during the period, gross amount   659 60 (872)    
Net actuarial gain/(loss) arising during the period, tax   (255) [2] (23) 338    
Net actuarial gain/(loss) arising during the period, net amount   404 37 (534)    
Prior service credit/(cost) arising during the period, gross amount   (7) (42) (4)    
Prior service credit/(cost) arising during the period, tax   3 [2] 16 1    
Prior service credit/(cost) arising during the period, net amount   4 26 3    
Reclassification of net prior service (credit)/cost recognized in net income/(loss) from a curtailment, gross amount   0 (5) 1    
Reclassification of net prior service (credit)/cost recognized in net income/(loss) from a curtailment, tax   0 2 0    
Reclassification of net prior service (credit)/cost recognized in net income/(loss) from a curtailment, net amount   0 3 (1)    
Reclassification of net actuarial (gain)/loss recognized in net periodic benefit expense/(income) from a settlement, gross amount   0 148 0    
Reclassification of net actuarial (gain)/loss recognized in net periodic benefit expense/(income) from a settlement, tax   0 (57) 0    
Reclassification of net actuarial (gain)/loss recognized in net periodic benefit expense/(income) from a settlement, net amount   0 (91) 0    
Reclassification for amortization of net actuarial (gain)/loss included in net periodic benefit expense/(income), gross amount   175 242 154    
Reclassification for amortization of net actuarial (gain)/loss included in net periodic benefit expense/(income), tax   (67) [2] (94) (60)    
Reclassification for amortization of net actuarial (gain)/loss included in net periodic benefit expense/(income), net amount   108 148 94    
Reclassification for amortization of prior service (credit)/cost included in net periodic benefit expense/(income), gross amount   (1) (13) (24)    
Reclassification for amortization of prior service (credit)/cost included in net periodic benefit expense/(income), tax   0 5 9    
Reclassification for amortization of prior service (credit)/cost included in net periodic benefit expense, net amount   (1) (8) (15)    
Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), before Tax   800 161 (663)    
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss), Deferred Tax Asset   (310) (70) 259    
Total other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax   $ 490 $ 91 $ (404)    
REIT unit fair market value SPG           158.13
REIT units redeemed           2,000,000
REIT unit cash price SPG         124  
[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 17).
[2] In accordance with accounting standards, we are required to allocate a portion of our tax provision between operating losses and accumulated other comprehensive income. As a result, the Company recorded income tax expense in other comprehensive income/(loss)which is offset by a tax benefit on the loss for the year. See Note 18.