Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

DEBT, Interest Rate Swaps (Details)

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DEBT, Interest Rate Swaps (Details)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Feb. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Jan. 28, 2017
USD ($)
Apr. 30, 2018
USD ($)
derivative
Debt        
Interest expense $ 147,085 $ 129,116 $ 126,270  
Senior Secured Term Loan Facility | Michaels Stores        
Debt        
Interest rate (as a percent)       2.7765%
Senior Secured Term Loan Facility | Michaels Stores | Accumulated Gain (Loss), Cash Flow Hedge | Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income        
Debt        
Interest expense 4,600      
Interest rate swap | Senior Secured Term Loan Facility | Michaels Stores        
Debt        
Number of interest rate swaps | derivative       2
Notional value       $ 1,000,000
Net asset (liability) 6,400      
Interest rate swap | Senior Secured Term Loan Facility | Michaels Stores | Other assets        
Debt        
Net asset (liability) 3,800      
Interest rate swap | Senior Secured Term Loan Facility | Michaels Stores | Accrued liabilities and other.        
Debt        
Net asset (liability) $ 2,600