Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet) (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Millions
Jan. 28, 2017
Jan. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,297 $ 1,109 $ 2,246 $ 2,273
Receivables 522 558    
Merchandise inventories 5,399 5,506    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 408 479    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 7,626 7,652    
Property and Equipment - net 7,017 7,616    
Goodwill 3,897 3,897    
Other Intangible Assets - net 498 514    
Other Assets 813 897    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 0 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 0 0    
Total Assets 19,851 20,576    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 309 642    
Merchandise accounts payable 1,423 1,526    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 3,563 3,333    
Income taxes 352 227    
Total Current Liabilities 5,647 5,728    
Long-Term Debt 6,562 6,995    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 1,443 1,477    
Other Liabilities 1,877 2,123    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 4,323 4,250    
Noncontrolling interest (1) 3    
Total Shareholders' Equity 4,322 4,253 5,378 6,249
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 19,851 20,576    
Parent Company [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 938 741 1,908 1,955
Receivables 0 0    
Merchandise inventories 0 0    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 0 0    
Income taxes   44    
Total Current Assets 938 785    
Property and Equipment - net 0 0    
Goodwill 0 0    
Other Intangible Assets - net 0 0    
Other Assets 0 0    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 26 14    
Intercompany Receivable 375 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 3,137 4,725    
Total Assets 4,476 5,524    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 0 0    
Merchandise accounts payable 0 0    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 15 35    
Income taxes 71 0    
Total Current Liabilities 86 35    
Long-Term Debt 0 0    
Intercompany Payable 0 1,218    
Deferred Income Taxes 0 0    
Other Liabilities 66 21    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 4,323 4,250    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity 4,323 4,250    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 4,475 5,524    
Subsidiary Issuer [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 81 91 94 84
Receivables 169 217    
Merchandise inventories 2,565 2,702    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 84 135    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 2,899 3,145    
Property and Equipment - net 3,397 3,925    
Goodwill 3,315 3,315    
Other Intangible Assets - net 51 52    
Other Assets 47 154    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 0 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 3,540 3,804    
Total Assets 13,249 14,395    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 306 641    
Merchandise accounts payable 590 667    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 1,064 1,439    
Income taxes 16 41    
Total Current Liabilities 1,976 2,788    
Long-Term Debt 6,544 6,976    
Intercompany Payable 2,803 2,582    
Deferred Income Taxes 688 693    
Other Liabilities 500 558    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 738 798    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity 738 798    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 13,249 14,395    
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 278 277 244 234
Receivables 353 341    
Merchandise inventories 2,834 2,804    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 324 344    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 3,789 3,766    
Property and Equipment - net 3,620 3,691    
Goodwill 582 582    
Other Intangible Assets - net 447 462    
Other Assets 766 743    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 2,428 3,800    
Investment in Subsidiaries 0 0    
Total Assets 11,632 13,044    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 3 1    
Merchandise accounts payable 833 859    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,484 1,859    
Income taxes 265 230    
Total Current Liabilities 3,585 2,949    
Long-Term Debt 18 19    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 781 798    
Other Liabilities 1,311 1,544    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 5,939 7,731    
Noncontrolling interest (1) 3    
Total Shareholders' Equity 5,938 7,734    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 11,633 13,044    
Consolidation, Eliminations [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 0 0 $ 0 $ 0
Receivables 0 0    
Merchandise inventories 0 0    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 0 0    
Income taxes   (44)    
Total Current Assets 0 (44)    
Property and Equipment - net 0 0    
Goodwill 0 0    
Other Intangible Assets - net 0 0    
Other Assets 0 0    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other (26) (14)    
Intercompany Receivable (2,803) (3,800)    
Investment in Subsidiaries (6,677) (8,529)    
Total Assets (9,506) (12,387)    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 0 0    
Merchandise accounts payable 0 0    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 0 0    
Income taxes 0 (44)    
Total Current Liabilities 0 (44)    
Long-Term Debt 0 0    
Intercompany Payable (2,803) (3,800)    
Deferred Income Taxes (26) (14)    
Other Liabilities 0 0    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity (6,677) (8,529)    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity (6,677) (8,529)    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ (9,506) $ (12,387)