Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jul. 29, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Jul. 29, 2017
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2
Trading Symbol BURL
Entity Registrant Name BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001579298
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-03
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 68,972,042