Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations) (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Millions
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2017
Oct. 29, 2016
Jul. 30, 2016
Apr. 30, 2016
Jan. 30, 2016
Oct. 31, 2015
Aug. 01, 2015
May 02, 2015
Jan. 28, 2017
Jan. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2015
Net sales $ 8,515 $ 5,626 $ 5,866 $ 5,771 $ 8,869 $ 5,874 $ 6,104 $ 6,232 $ 25,778 $ 27,079 $ 28,105
Cost of sales (5,251) (3,386) (3,468) (3,516) (5,549) (3,537) (3,610) (3,800) (15,621) (16,496) (16,863)
Gross margin 3,264 2,240 2,398 2,255 3,320 2,337 2,494 2,432 10,157 10,583 11,242
Selling, general and administrative expenses (2,202) (2,071) (2,026) (1,966) (2,207) (1,968) (2,058) (2,023) (8,265) (8,256) (8,355)
Impairments, store closing and other costs (230) 0 (249) 0 (177) (111) 0 0 (479) (288) (87)
Settlement charges (17) (62) (6) (13)         (98) 0 0
Operating income (loss)                 1,315 2,039 2,800
Interest (expense) income, net                      
External                 (363) (361) (393)
Intercompany                 0 0 0
Premium on early retirement of debt                 0 0 (17)
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 0 0 0
Income (loss) before income taxes                 952 1,678 2,390
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 (341) (608) (864)
Net income (loss)                 611 1,070 1,526
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 8 2 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 475 $ 17 $ 11 $ 116 $ 544 $ 118 $ 217 $ 193 619 1,072 1,526
Comprehensive income                 758 1,099 1,119
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 8 2 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 766 1,101 1,119
Parent Company [Member]                      
Net sales                 0 0 0
Cost of sales                 0 0 0
Gross margin                 0 0 0
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 (2) (2) (3)
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 0 0 0
Settlement charges                 0    
Operating income (loss)                 (2) (2) (3)
Interest (expense) income, net                      
External                 2 1 1
Intercompany                 0 0 0
Premium on early retirement of debt                     0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 619 1,072 1,528
Income (loss) before income taxes                 619 1,071 1,526
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 0 1 0
Net income (loss)                 619 1,072 1,526
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 619 1,072 1,526
Comprehensive income                 766 1,101 1,119
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 766 1,101 1,119
Subsidiary Issuer [Member]                      
Net sales                 10,677 11,959 13,078
Cost of sales                 (6,787) (7,670) (8,127)
Gross margin                 3,890 4,289 4,951
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 (3,739) (3,980) (4,351)
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 (295) (170) (45)
Settlement charges                 (34)    
Operating income (loss)                 (178) 139 555
Interest (expense) income, net                      
External                 (366) (361) (394)
Intercompany                 (200) (230) (230)
Premium on early retirement of debt                     (17)
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 255 421 624
Income (loss) before income taxes                 (489) (31) 538
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 281 120 25
Net income (loss)                 (208) 89 563
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 (208) 89 563
Comprehensive income                 (61) 118 156
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 (61) 118 156
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member]                      
Net sales                 23,436 24,037 23,522
Cost of sales                 (17,169) (17,743) (17,231)
Gross margin                 6,267 6,294 6,291
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 (4,524) (4,274) (4,001)
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 (184) (118) (42)
Settlement charges                 (64)    
Operating income (loss)                 1,495 1,902 2,248
Interest (expense) income, net                      
External                 1 (1) 0
Intercompany                 200 230 230
Premium on early retirement of debt                     0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 0 0 0
Income (loss) before income taxes                 1,696 2,131 2,478
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 (622) (729) (889)
Net income (loss)                 1,074 1,402 1,589
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 8 2 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,082 1,404 1,589
Comprehensive income                 1,153 1,415 1,338
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 8 2 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,161 1,417 1,338
Consolidation, Eliminations [Member]                      
Net sales                 (8,335) (8,917) (8,495)
Cost of sales                 8,335 8,917 8,495
Gross margin                 0 0 0
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 0 0 0
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 0 0 0
Settlement charges                 0    
Operating income (loss)                 0 0 0
Interest (expense) income, net                      
External                 0 0 0
Intercompany                 0 0 0
Premium on early retirement of debt                     0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 (874) (1,493) (2,152)
Income (loss) before income taxes                 (874) (1,493) (2,152)
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 0 0 0
Net income (loss)                 (874) (1,493) (2,152)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 (874) (1,493) (2,152)
Comprehensive income                 (1,100) (1,535) (1,494)
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 $ (1,100) $ (1,535) $ (1,494)