Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Aug. 03, 2019
Sep. 13, 2019
Document Information Line Items    
Entity Registrant Name TRANS WORLD ENTERTAINMENT CORP  
Document Type 10-Q  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,816,061
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000795212  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Period End Date Aug. 03, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes