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Litigation, Other Contingencies and Guarantees (Narrative) (Details)

Litigation, Other Contingencies and Guarantees (Narrative) (Details) (USD $)
6 Months Ended
Aug. 02, 2014
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]  
Estimate Potential Environmental Liabilities Minimum $ 16,000,000
Estimate Potential Environmental Liabilities Maximum 23,000,000
Recorded Best Estimate 18,000,000
Property Lease Guarantee [Member]
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]  
Guarantor Obligations, Origin and Purpose in connection with the sale of the operations of our catalog outlet stores, we assigned leases on certain outlet store locations to the purchaser
Guarantor Obligations, Triggering Event In the event that the purchaser fails to make the required lease payments, we continue for a period of time to be liable for lease payments to the landlords of several of the leased stores.
Maximum Exposure of Guarantee 6,000,000
J.C.Penney Direct Marketing Services, Inc. [Member]
Loss Contingencies [Line Items]  
Maximum Exposure of Guarantee $ 20,000,000