Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
May 04, 2013
Jun. 01, 2013
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name KOHLS CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000885639  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol kss  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date May 04, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   221,470,296