Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
May 04, 2019
Jun. 05, 2019
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date May 04, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Entity Registrant Name Francesca's Holdings CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0001399935  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol FRAN  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   35,401,640
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business true