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Document And Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Feb. 03, 2018
Mar. 15, 2018
Jul. 28, 2017
Document Information [Line Items]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Feb. 03, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Registrant Name Francesca's Holdings CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001399935    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-03    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 343.0
Trading Symbol FRAN    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   35,215,286