Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (Cash Flow) (Details 3)

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Condensed Consolidated Financial Information (Cash Flow) (Details 3) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 441us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations $ 449us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations $ 299us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
Investing activities:      
Cash paid for property and equipment (138)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquirePropertyPlantAndEquipment (112)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquirePropertyPlantAndEquipment (124)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquirePropertyPlantAndEquipment
Financing activities:      
Other financing activities (2)us-gaap_ProceedsFromPaymentsForOtherFinancingActivities (3)us-gaap_ProceedsFromPaymentsForOtherFinancingActivities (3)us-gaap_ProceedsFromPaymentsForOtherFinancingActivities
Net cash used in financing activities (164)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations (154)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations (490)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
Net change in cash and equivalents 139us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInContinuingOperations 183us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInContinuingOperations (315)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInContinuingOperations
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period 239us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 56us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 371us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Cash and equivalents at end of period 378us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 239us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue 56us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Michaels Stores      
Operating activities:      
Net cash provided by operating activities 521us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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468us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
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= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
299us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInOperatingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Investing activities:      
Cash paid for property and equipment (138)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquirePropertyPlantAndEquipment
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= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(112)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquirePropertyPlantAndEquipment
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= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(124)us-gaap_PaymentsToAcquirePropertyPlantAndEquipment
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= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Financing activities:      
Net repayments of debt (1,101)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
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(805)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
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= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(2,632)us-gaap_RepaymentsOfLongTermDebt
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Net borrowings of debt 1,124us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
649us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
2,175us-gaap_ProceedsFromIssuanceOfLongTermDebt
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Payment of dividend to Holdings (256)us-gaap_PaymentsOfDistributionsToAffiliates
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Other financing activities (10)us-gaap_ProceedsFromPaymentsForOtherFinancingActivities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(22)us-gaap_ProceedsFromPaymentsForOtherFinancingActivities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(33)us-gaap_ProceedsFromPaymentsForOtherFinancingActivities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Net cash used in financing activities (243)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(178)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(490)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInFinancingActivitiesContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Net change in cash and equivalents 140us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
178us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(315)us-gaap_NetCashProvidedByUsedInContinuingOperations
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Cash and equivalents at beginning of period 234us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
56us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
371us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Cash and equivalents at end of period $ 374us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
$ 234us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
$ 56us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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