Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Debt (Restated Term Loan) (Details 3)

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Debt (Restated Term Loan) (Details 3) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
Aug. 02, 2014
Feb. 01, 2014
May 04, 2013
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Oct. 31, 2006
Jul. 02, 2014
Debt                  
Debt issuance costs that are being amortized as interest expense $ 95us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross   $ 91us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross   $ 95us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross $ 91us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross      
Loss on early extinguishments of debt (6)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt (68)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt (7)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt (7)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt (74)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt (14)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt (33)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt    
Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Unamortized debt issuance costs to be amortized 47us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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      47us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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Loss on early extinguishments of debt         (56)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt
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(14)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt
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(33)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt
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Senior Secured Term Loan Facility | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Maximum borrowing capacity               2,400us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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Unamortized debt issuance costs to be amortized             9us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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Loss on early extinguishments of debt             (8)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Maximum borrowing capacity 2,490us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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      2,490us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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Maximum amount of additional term loans which the entity has the right to request 500mik_DebtInstrumentRightToRequestMaximumAdditionalBorrowings
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      500mik_DebtInstrumentRightToRequestMaximumAdditionalBorrowings
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Maximum consolidated secured debt ratio 3.25mik_DebtInstrumentCovenantMaximumConsolidatedSecuredDebtRatio
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      3.25mik_DebtInstrumentCovenantMaximumConsolidatedSecuredDebtRatio
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Prepayment requirement as a percentage of net proceeds of any debt issued         100.00%mik_LoanPrepaymentAsPercentageOfNetProceedsOfDebtIssued
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Consolidated secured debt ratio, maturity date acceleration trigger 0.25mik_DebtInstrumentConsolidatedSecuredDebtRatioMaturityDateAccelerationTrigger
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      0.25mik_DebtInstrumentConsolidatedSecuredDebtRatioMaturityDateAccelerationTrigger
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Prepayment requirement as a percentage of principal amount, for certain asset sales or casualty events         100.00%mik_LoanPrepaymentRateForAssetSalesOrCasualtyEvents
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Scheduled quarterly payments as a percentage of the original principal amount of the term loans         0.25%mik_DebtInstrumentQuarterlyPaymentAsPercentageOfPrincipalAmount
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Period of incurrence of additional term loans to make scheduled quarterly payments         6 years 9 months        
Security interest granted in voting stock of foreign subsidiaries (as a percent)         65.00%mik_DebtInstrumentPercentageOfSecurityInterestInVotingStockOfForeignSubsidiaries
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Security interest granted in non-voting stock of foreign subsidiaries (as a percent)         100.00%mik_DebtInstrumentPercentageOfSecurityInterestInNonvotingStockOfForeignSubsidiaries
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Refinancing costs             12us-gaap_PaymentsOfFinancingCosts
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Unamortized debt issuance costs to be amortized             5us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Michaels Stores | Consolidated Leverage Ratio, Scenario One                  
Debt                  
Prepayment requirement as a percentage of excess cash flows         50.00%mik_LoanPrepaymentAsPercentageOfExcessCashFlows
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Michaels Stores | Consolidated Leverage Ratio, Scenario Two                  
Debt                  
Prepayment requirement as a percentage of excess cash flows         25.00%mik_LoanPrepaymentAsPercentageOfExcessCashFlows
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Michaels Stores | Consolidated Leverage Ratio, Scenario Two | Maximum                  
Debt                  
Total leverage ratio 6.00us-gaap_RatioOfIndebtednessToNetCapital1
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      6.00us-gaap_RatioOfIndebtednessToNetCapital1
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Michaels Stores | Consolidated Leverage Ratio, Scenario Three                  
Debt                  
Prepayment requirement as a percentage of excess cash flows         0.00%mik_LoanPrepaymentAsPercentageOfExcessCashFlows
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Michaels Stores | Consolidated Leverage Ratio, Scenario Three | Maximum                  
Debt                  
Total leverage ratio 5.00us-gaap_RatioOfIndebtednessToNetCapital1
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      5.00us-gaap_RatioOfIndebtednessToNetCapital1
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | Federal Funds | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         0.50%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | LIBOR | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         1.75%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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Rate added to reference rate in addition to margin (as a percent)         1.00%mik_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnSecondaryReferenceRateForVariableRateBasis
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | LIBOR - 1% minimum | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Effective interest rate (as a percent) 2.75%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateEffectivePercentage
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      2.75%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateEffectivePercentage
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Restated Term Loan Credit Facility | LIBOR - 1% minimum | Michaels Stores | Minimum                  
Debt                  
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         1.00%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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Additional Term Loan | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Principal amount of notes issued                 850us-gaap_DebtInstrumentFaceAmount
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Issue price as a percentage of face value                 99.50%mik_DebtInstrumentIssuePriceAsAPercentOfFaceValue
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Effective interest rate (as a percent)                 4.02%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateEffectivePercentage
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Unamortized debt issuance costs to be amortized $ 14us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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      $ 14us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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Additional Term Loan | Federal Funds | Michaels Stores | Minimum                  
Debt                  
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         2.00%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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Additional Term Loan | LIBOR | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         2.00%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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Additional Term Loan | LIBOR - 1% minimum | Michaels Stores                  
Debt                  
Effective interest rate (as a percent) 3.00%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateEffectivePercentage
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      3.00%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentInterestRateEffectivePercentage
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