Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 30, 2016
Feb. 27, 2016
Jul. 31, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jan. 30, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol BURL    
Entity Registrant Name BURLINGTON STORES, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001579298    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-30    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   72,072,840  
Entity Public Float     $ 4,065,651,679