Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Revenue Narrative (Details)

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Revenue Narrative (Details)
$ in Millions
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2020
USD ($)
Nov. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Aug. 03, 2019
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May 04, 2019
USD ($)
Feb. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Nov. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Aug. 04, 2018
USD ($)
May 05, 2018
USD ($)
Feb. 01, 2020
USD ($)
Rate
Feb. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Rate
Feb. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Rate
Jan. 28, 2017
USD ($)
Net sales $ 8,337 $ 5,173 $ 5,546 $ 5,504 $ 8,455 $ 5,404 $ 5,572 $ 5,541 $ 24,560 $ 24,971 $ 24,939  
Contract with Customer, Liability, Current 839       856       839 856 906 $ 911
Credit Card Revenues, Net 239 $ 183 $ 176 $ 172 240 $ 185 $ 186 $ 157 $ 771 $ 768 $ 702  
Macy's sales to total Company sales | Rate                 88.00% 89.00% 89.00%  
Contract with Customer, Refund Liability 213       269       $ 213 $ 269    
Contract with Customer, Right to Recover Product $ 147       $ 188       147 188    
Liabilities issued but not redeemed                 554 570 $ 551  
Revenue recognized from beginning liability                 (571) (620) (556)  
Breakage income realted to changes in breakage rate estimates                   40    
Women's Accessories, Intimate Apparel, Shoes and Cosmetics [Member]                        
Net sales                 9,454 9,457 9,444  
Women's Apparel [Member]                        
Net sales                 5,411 5,642 5,765  
Men's and Children's [Member]                        
Net sales                 5,628 5,699 5,610  
Home and Miscellaneous [Member]                        
Net sales                 4,067 4,173 4,120  
Total Sales - All Categories [Member]                        
Net sales                 $ 24,560 24,971 24,939  
Credit Card Intermediary [Member]                        
Agreement Renewal Option Number of Years                 3      
Amount Received Under Agreement                 $ 985 966 929  
Credit Card Revenues, Net                 $ 771 $ 768 $ 702