Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Debt (Details)

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Debt (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Oct. 21, 2010
Dec. 19, 2013
Debt        
Total debt $ 3,149us-gaap_LongTermDebt $ 3,694us-gaap_LongTermDebt    
Less current portion (25)us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent (16)us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent    
Long-term debt 3,124us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent 3,678us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent    
Restated Term Loan Credit Facility        
Debt        
Total debt 2,453us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= us-gaap_LineOfCreditMember
1,628us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= us-gaap_LineOfCreditMember
   
7.75% Senior Notes due 2018        
Debt        
Total debt   1,006us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorNotes7.750PercentDue2018Member
   
5.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020        
Debt        
Total debt 515us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorSubordinatedNotes5.875PercentDue2020Member
260us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorSubordinatedNotes5.875PercentDue2020Member
   
PIK Notes        
Debt        
Total debt 181us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= us-gaap_PaymentInKindPIKNoteMember
800us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= us-gaap_PaymentInKindPIKNoteMember
   
Michaels Stores        
Debt        
Total debt 2,968us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
2,894us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Less current portion (25)us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(16)us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Long-term debt 2,943us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
2,878us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Michaels Stores | Restated Term Loan Credit Facility        
Debt        
Total debt 2,453us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= us-gaap_LineOfCreditMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
1,628us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= us-gaap_LineOfCreditMember
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Michaels Stores | 7.75% Senior Notes due 2018        
Debt        
Total debt   1,006us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorNotes7.750PercentDue2018Member
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Stated interest rate (as a percent)     7.75%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateStatedPercentage
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorNotes7.750PercentDue2018Member
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Michaels Stores | 5.875% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2020        
Debt        
Total debt $ 515us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorSubordinatedNotes5.875PercentDue2020Member
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
$ 260us-gaap_LongTermDebt
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorSubordinatedNotes5.875PercentDue2020Member
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Stated interest rate (as a percent)       5.875%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateStatedPercentage
/ us-gaap_DebtInstrumentAxis
= mik_SeniorSubordinatedNotes5.875PercentDue2020Member
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember