Document and Entity Information Document - shares
3 Months Ended
May 04, 2019
May 31, 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  
Trading Symbol LB  
Entity Registrant Name L Brands, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000701985  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   276,340,439