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. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Nov. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Aug. 04, 2018
USD ($)
May 05, 2018
USD ($)
Feb. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Oct. 28, 2017
USD ($)
Jul. 29, 2017
USD ($)
Apr. 29, 2017
USD ($)
Feb. 02, 2019
USD ($)
Rate
Feb. 03, 2018
USD ($)
Rate
Jan. 28, 2017
USD ($)
Rate
Jan. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Net sales $ 8,455 $ 5,404 $ 5,572 $ 5,541 $ 8,672 $ 5,281 $ 5,636 $ 5,350 $ 24,971 $ 24,939 $ 25,908  
Contract with Customer, Liability, Current 856       906       856 906 911 $ 874
Credit Card Revenues, Net 240 $ 185 $ 186 $ 157 229 $ 145 $ 167 $ 161 $ 768 $ 702 $ 656  
Macy's sales to total Company sales | Rate                 89.00% 89.00% 89.00%  
Contract with Customer, Refund Liability 269       291       $ 269 $ 291    
Contract with Customer, Right to Recover Product $ 188       $ 201       188 201    
Contract with Customer, Liability, Explanation of Change                 570 551 $ 635  
Contract with Customer, Liability, Revenue Recognized                 $ (620) (556) (598)  
Income from Unredeemed Gift Cards (Breakage)                 40      
Women's Accessories, Intimate Apparel, Shoes and Cosmetics [Member]                        
Net sales                 $ 9,500 9,483 9,795  
Women's Apparel [Member]                        
Net sales                 5,675 5,807 6,009  
Men's and Children's [Member]                        
Net sales                 5,712 5,629 5,844  
Home and Miscellaneous [Member]                        
Net sales                 4,084 4,020 4,260  
Total Sales - All Categories [Member]                        
Net sales                 $ 24,971 24,939 25,908  
Credit Card Intermediary [Member]                        
Agreement Renewal Option Number of Years                 3      
Amount Received Under Agreement                 $ 966 929 912  
Credit Card Revenues, Net                 $ 768 $ 702 $ 656