Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Jan. 28, 2012
Jul. 02, 2011
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011    
Entity Registrant Name V F CORP    
Entity Central Index Key 0000103379    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   110,600,040  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 8,780,000,000