Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (Balance Sheet) (Details)

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Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (Balance Sheet) (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Current assets:        
Cash and equivalents $ 378us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 239us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 56us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 371us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Merchandise inventories 958us-gaap_InventoryNet 901us-gaap_InventoryNet    
Prepaid expenses and other 86us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent 95us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent    
Deferred income taxes 38us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetCurrent 39us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetCurrent    
Income tax receivables 2us-gaap_IncomeTaxesReceivable 2us-gaap_IncomeTaxesReceivable    
Total current assets 1,462us-gaap_AssetsCurrent 1,276us-gaap_AssetsCurrent    
Property and equipment, net 386us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet 358us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet    
Goodwill 94us-gaap_Goodwill 94us-gaap_Goodwill    
Debt issuance costs, net 41us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsNoncurrentNet 52us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsNoncurrentNet    
Deferred income taxes 20us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent 28us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent    
Other assets 2us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent 3us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent    
Total assets 2,005us-gaap_Assets 1,811us-gaap_Assets 1,555us-gaap_Assets  
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable 447us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent 368us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent    
Accrued liabilities and other 392mik_AccruedLiabilitiesAndOtherCurrent 411mik_AccruedLiabilitiesAndOtherCurrent    
Current portion of long-term debt 25us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent 16us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent    
Deferred income taxes   1us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent    
Income taxes payable 26us-gaap_AccruedIncomeTaxesCurrent 30us-gaap_AccruedIncomeTaxesCurrent    
Total current liabilities 890us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent 826us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent    
Long-term debt 3,124us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent 3,678us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent    
Deferred income taxes 9us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent 2us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent    
Other liabilities 93us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent 87us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent    
Total stockholders' deficit (2,111)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity (2,782)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity (2,304)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity (2,501)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit 2,005us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity 1,811us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity    
Michaels Stores        
Current assets:        
Cash and equivalents 374us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
234us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
56us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
371us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Merchandise inventories 958us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
901us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Prepaid expenses and other 85us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
95us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Receivable from Parent   2us-gaap_DueFromRelatedPartiesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Deferred income taxes 38us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
39us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Income tax receivables 2us-gaap_IncomeTaxesReceivable
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
2us-gaap_IncomeTaxesReceivable
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Total current assets 1,457us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
1,273us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Property and equipment, net 386us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
358us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Goodwill 94us-gaap_Goodwill
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
94us-gaap_Goodwill
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Debt issuance costs, net 38us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsNoncurrentNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
37us-gaap_DeferredFinanceCostsNoncurrentNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Deferred income taxes 20us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
28us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNetNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Long-term receivable from Parent 5us-gaap_DueFromRelatedPartiesNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
8us-gaap_DueFromRelatedPartiesNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Other assets 2us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
3us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Total assets 2,002us-gaap_Assets
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
1,801us-gaap_Assets
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable 447us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
368us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Accrued liabilities and other 389mik_AccruedLiabilitiesAndOtherCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
377mik_AccruedLiabilitiesAndOtherCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Current portion of long-term debt 25us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
16us-gaap_LongTermDebtCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Dividend payable to Holdings   30us-gaap_DueToRelatedPartiesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Deferred income taxes   1us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Income taxes payable 60us-gaap_AccruedIncomeTaxesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
42us-gaap_AccruedIncomeTaxesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Total current liabilities 921us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
834us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Long-term debt 2,943us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
2,878us-gaap_LongTermDebtNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Deferred income taxes 9us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
2us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Other liabilities 93us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
88us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Total stockholders' deficit (1,964)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(2,001)us-gaap_StockholdersEquity
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $ 2,002us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
$ 1,801us-gaap_LiabilitiesAndStockholdersEquity
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember