Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
May 05, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date May 05, 2018
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Trading Symbol BURL
Entity Registrant Name BURLINGTON STORES, INC.
Entity Central Index Key 0001579298
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 67,612,407