Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2017
Feb. 25, 2017
Jul. 29, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jan. 28, 2017    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol BURL    
Entity Registrant Name BURLINGTON STORES, INC.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001579298    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-28    
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   70,218,617  
Entity Public Float     $ 5,367,694,090