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Document And Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
May 05, 2018
May 15, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date May 05, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name Francesca's Holdings CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001399935  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol FRAN  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   36,066,853