Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2019
Cover [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Nov. 02, 2019
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3
Trading Symbol BURL
Entity Registrant Name BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001579298
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Small Business false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 66,249,941
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes
Entity Shell Company false
Entity File Number 001-36107
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Tax Identification Number 80-0895227
Entity Address, Address Line One 2006 Route 130 North
Entity Address, City or Town Burlington
Entity Address, State or Province NJ
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 08016
City Area Code 609
Local Phone Number 387-7800
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Document Quarterly Report true
Document Transition Report false