Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Stock-Based Compensation (Stock Options Activity) (Details)

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Stock-Based Compensation (Stock Options Activity) (Details) (USD $)
Share data in Thousands, except Per Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2014
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding [Roll Forward]  
Outstanding stock options, beginning balance 13,593
Stock Options, Granted 3,448
Stock Options, Exercised (397)
Stock Options, Forfeited/canceled (2,615)
Outstanding stock options, ending balance 14,029
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award, Options, Outstanding, Weighted Average Exercise Price [Abstract]  
Weighted-Average Exercise Price Per Share, beginning balance $ 40
Weighted-Average Exercise Price Per Share, Granted $ 15
Weighted-Average Exercise Price Per Share, Exercised $ 16
Weighted-Average Exercise Price Per Share, Forfeited/canceled $ 30
Weighted-Average Exercise Price Per Share, ending balance $ 36
Weighted-Average Remaining Contractual Term, Outstanding 4 years 4 months 24 days
Aggregate Intrinsic Value, Outstanding $ 0 [1]
Stock Options, Exercisable 10,617
Weighted-Average Exercise Price Per Share, Exercisable $ 41
Weighted-Average Remaining Contractual Term, Exercisable 3 years
Aggregate Intrinsic Value, Exercisable $ 0 [1]
[1] The intrinsic value of a stock option is the amount by which the market value of the underlying stock exceeds the exercise price of the option at year end. As of February 1, 2014, all outstanding stock options had an exercise price above the closing price of JCPenney common stock of $5.92.