Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

DEBT (Interest Rate Swaps) (Narrative) (Details)

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DEBT (Interest Rate Swaps) (Narrative) (Details)
$ in Thousands
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2020
USD ($)
Feb. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Feb. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Apr. 30, 2018
USD ($)
derivative
Debt        
Interest expense $ 154,090 $ 147,085 $ 129,116  
Interest Rate Swaps [Member]        
Debt        
Interest rate swaps liability 3,555 3,809    
Term Loan Credit Facility [Member] | Michaels Stores [Member]        
Debt        
Number of interest rate swaps | derivative       2
Interest rate (as a percent)       2.7765%
Term Loan Credit Facility [Member] | Michaels Stores [Member] | Accumulated Gain (Loss), Cash Flow Hedge [Member] | Reclassification out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income [Member]        
Debt        
Interest expense 5,800 4,600    
Term Loan Credit Facility [Member] | Interest Rate Swaps [Member] | Michaels Stores [Member]        
Debt        
Notional value       $ 1,000,000
Interest rate swaps liability 16,600 6,400    
Term Loan Credit Facility [Member] | Interest Rate Swaps [Member] | Michaels Stores [Member] | Other Liabilities [Member]        
Debt        
Interest rate swaps liability (3,600) 3,800    
Term Loan Credit Facility [Member] | Interest Rate Swaps [Member] | Michaels Stores [Member] | Accrued Liabilities and Other [Member]        
Debt        
Interest rate swaps liability $ 13,000 $ 2,600