Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Document Period End Date Nov. 02, 2019  
Entity File Number 1-13536  
Entity Registrant Name Macy's, Inc.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Tax Identification Number 13-3324058  
Entity Address, Address Line One 7 West Seventh Street  
Entity Address, City or Town Cincinnati  
Entity Address, State or Province OH  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 45202  
City Area Code 513  
Local Phone Number 579-7000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $.01 par value per share  
Trading Symbol M  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000794367  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   308,965,297
Other Address [Member]    
Entity Address, Address Line One 151 West 34th Street  
Entity Address, City or Town New York  
Entity Address, State or Province NY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 10001  
City Area Code 212  
Local Phone Number 494-1602