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
Feb. 03, 2018
Jan. 28, 2017
Jan. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2015
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,455 $ 1,297 $ 1,109 $ 2,246
Receivables 363 522    
Inventory, Net 5,178 5,399    
Merchandise inventories 5,178 5,399    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 448 408    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 7,444 7,626    
Property and Equipment - net 6,672 7,017    
Goodwill 3,897 3,897    
Other Intangible Assets - net 488 498    
Other Assets 880 813    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 0 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 0 0    
Total Assets 19,381 19,851    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 22 309    
Merchandise accounts payable 1,590 1,423    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 3,167 3,563    
Income taxes 296 352    
Total Current Liabilities 5,075 5,647    
Long-Term Debt 5,861 6,562    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 1,122 1,443    
Other Liabilities 1,662 1,877    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 5,673 4,323    
Noncontrolling interest (12) (1)    
Total Shareholders' Equity 5,661 4,322 4,253 5,378
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 19,381 19,851    
Parent Company [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 1,109 938 741 1,908
Receivables 0 0    
Inventory, Net 0 0    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 0 0    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 1,109 938    
Property and Equipment - net 0 0    
Goodwill 0 0    
Other Intangible Assets - net 0 0    
Other Assets 1 0    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 11 26    
Intercompany Receivable 884 375    
Investment in Subsidiaries 3,960 3,137    
Total Assets 5,965 4,476    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 0 0    
Merchandise accounts payable 0 0    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 159 16    
Income taxes 113 71    
Total Current Liabilities 272 87    
Long-Term Debt 0 0    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 0 0    
Other Liabilities 20 66    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 5,673 4,323    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity 5,673 4,323    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 5,965 4,476    
Subsidiary Issuer [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 58 81 91 94
Receivables 85 169    
Inventory, Net 2,344 2,565    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 103 84    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 2,590 2,899    
Property and Equipment - net 3,349 3,583    
Goodwill 3,315 3,315    
Other Intangible Assets - net 44 51    
Other Assets 89 47    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 0 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 4,061 3,540    
Total Assets 13,448 13,435    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 6 306    
Merchandise accounts payable 653 590    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 948 1,064    
Income taxes 30 16    
Total Current Liabilities 1,637 1,976    
Long-Term Debt 5,844 6,544    
Intercompany Payable 3,266 2,989    
Deferred Income Taxes 541 688    
Other Liabilities 430 500    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 1,730 738    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity 1,730 738    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 13,448 13,435    
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 288 278 277 244
Receivables 278 353    
Inventory, Net 2,834 2,834    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 345 324    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 3,745 3,789    
Property and Equipment - net 3,323 3,434    
Goodwill 582 582    
Other Intangible Assets - net 444 447    
Other Assets 790 766    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 2,382 2,614    
Investment in Subsidiaries 0 0    
Total Assets 11,266 11,632    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 16 3    
Merchandise accounts payable 937 833    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,060 2,483    
Income taxes 153 265    
Total Current Liabilities 3,166 3,584    
Long-Term Debt 17 18    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 592 781    
Other Liabilities 1,212 1,311    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 6,291 5,939    
Noncontrolling interest (12) (1)    
Total Shareholders' Equity 6,279 5,938    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 11,266 11,632    
Consolidation, Eliminations [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 0 0 $ 0 $ 0
Receivables 0 0    
Inventory, Net 0 0    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 0 0    
Income taxes   0    
Total Current Assets 0 0    
Property and Equipment - net 0 0    
Goodwill 0 0    
Other Intangible Assets - net 0 0    
Other Assets 0 0    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other (11) (26)    
Intercompany Receivable (3,266) (2,989)    
Investment in Subsidiaries (8,021) (6,677)    
Total Assets (11,298) (9,692)    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 0 0    
Merchandise accounts payable 0 0    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 0 0    
Income taxes 0 0    
Total Current Liabilities 0 0    
Long-Term Debt 0 0    
Intercompany Payable (3,266) (2,989)    
Deferred Income Taxes (11) (26)    
Other Liabilities 0 0    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity (8,021) (6,677)    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity (8,021) (6,677)    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ (11,298) $ (9,692)