Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name TIFFANY & CO
Entity Central Index Key 0000098246
Document Type 10-Q
Document Period End Date Apr. 30, 2012
Amendment Flag false
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-31
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 126,725,783