Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Debt (Restated Revolving) (Details 4)

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Debt (Restated Revolving) (Details 4) (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
Sep. 17, 2012
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
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  
Debt issuance costs that are being amortized as interest expense 95us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross   91us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross   95us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross 91us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross    
Michaels Stores                
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
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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Unamortized debt issuance costs to be amortized 47us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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      47us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
Maximum borrowing capacity 650us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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650us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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Percentage of eligible credit card receivables and debit card receivables to determine borrowing base         90.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityPercentageOfEligibleCreditCardReceivablesAndDebitCardReceivablesToDetermineBorrowingBase
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Percentage of appraised net orderly liquidation value of eligible inventory to determine borrowing base         90.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityPercentageOfAppraisedNetOrderlyLiquidationValueOfEligibleInventory
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Percentage of appraised net orderly liquidation value of eligible inventory and eligible letters of credit to determine borrowing base         90.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityPercentageOfAppraisedNetOrderlyLiquidationValueOfEligibleInventoryAndEligibleLettersOfCredit
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Percentage of face value of eligible letters of credit supported by eligible letters of credit to determine borrowing base         90.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityPercentageOfFaceValueOfEligibleLettersOfCreditSupportedByEligibleLettersOfCredit
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Maximum borrowing capacity, optional additional commitments 200mik_LineOfCreditFacilityOptionalExpansionMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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      200mik_LineOfCreditFacilityOptionalExpansionMaximumBorrowingCapacity
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Maximum borrowing capacity once expanded 850mik_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacityOnceExpanded
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      850mik_LineOfCreditFacilityMaximumBorrowingCapacityOnceExpanded
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Initial commitment fee on the unutilized commitments (as a percent)         0.375%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityUnusedCapacityCommitmentFeeInitialPercentage
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Average daily excess availability as a percentage of total commitments for lower commitment fee on the unutilized commitments         50.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityAverageDailyExcessAvailabilityAsPercentageOfCommitmentsForLowerUnusedCapacityCommitmentFeePercentage
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Commitment fee on the unutilized commitments if average daily excess availability is less than or equal to the specified percentage         0.25%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityUnusedCapacityCommitmentFeePercentageIfAverageDailyExcessAvailabilityLessThanOrEqualToSpecifiedPercentOfTotalCommitments
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Average daily excess availability as a percentage of total commitments for higher commitment fee on the unutilized commitments         50.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityAverageDailyExcessAvailabilityAsPercentageOfCommitmentsForHigherUnusedCapacityCommitmentFeePercentage
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Commitment fee on the unutilized commitments if average daily excess availability is greater than the specified percentage         0.375%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityUnusedCapacityCommitmentFeePercentageIfAverageDailyExcessAvailabilityGreaterThanSpecifiedPercentOfTotalCommitments
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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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Projected period used for testing of certain payment conditions         6 months      
Excess availability as a percentage of loan cap for specified period for maintaining specified consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio         10.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityAsPercentageOfLoanCapForSpecifiedPeriodForMaintainingSpecifiedConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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Excess availability for specified period for maintaining specified consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio 50mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityForSpecifiedPeriodForMaintainingSpecifiedConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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      50mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityForSpecifiedPeriodForMaintainingSpecifiedConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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Debt issuance costs that are being amortized as interest expense             4us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsGross
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Borrowing base amount 588us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityCurrentBorrowingCapacity
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  589us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityCurrentBorrowingCapacity
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  588us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityCurrentBorrowingCapacity
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589us-gaap_LineOfCreditFacilityCurrentBorrowingCapacity
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Outstanding letters of credit 62us-gaap_LettersOfCreditOutstandingAmount
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      62us-gaap_LettersOfCreditOutstandingAmount
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Michaels Stores | Restated Revolving Credit Facility | Maximum                
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
Excess availability as a percentage of loan cap for repayment of outstanding loans         12.50%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityAsPercentageOfLoanCapForSpecifiedPeriodForRepaymentOfDebt
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Period of excess availability as a percentage of loan cap for repayment of outstanding loans         5 days      
Excess availability for repayment of outstanding loans 65mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityForRepaymentOfDebt
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      65mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityForRepaymentOfDebt
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Excess availability as a percentage of loan cap for maintaining specified consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio         10.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityAsPercentageOfLoanCapForMaintainingSpecifiedConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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Excess availability for maintaining specified consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio 50mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityForMaintainingSpecifiedConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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      50mik_LineOfCreditFacilityExcessAvailabilityForMaintainingSpecifiedConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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Period of excess availability as a percentage of loan cap for maintaining specified consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio         30 days      
Consolidated fixed charge coverage ratio required to be maintained         1.00%mik_LineOfCreditFacilityCovenantConsolidatedFixedChargeCoverageRatio
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Michaels Stores | Senior Secured Asset-Based Revolving Credit Facility                
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
Loss on early extinguishments of debt             (2)us-gaap_GainsLossesOnExtinguishmentOfDebt
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Unamortized debt issuance costs to be amortized             $ 7us-gaap_UnamortizedDebtIssuanceExpense
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Federal Funds | Michaels Stores | Restated Revolving Credit Facility                
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         0.50%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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LIBOR | Michaels Stores | Restated Revolving Credit Facility                
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
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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Prime Rate | Michaels Stores | Restated Revolving Credit Facility                
Asset-based Revolving Credit Facility                
Margin basis spread on reference rate (as a percent)         0.75%us-gaap_DebtInstrumentBasisSpreadOnVariableRate1
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