v3.10.0.1
Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Nov. 03, 2018
Nov. 15, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Nov. 03, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
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   36,173,654
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false