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Earnings Per Share (Computation Of Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share) (Details)

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Earnings Per Share (Computation Of Basic and Diluted Earnings (Loss) Per Share) (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, shares in Millions, $ in Millions
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2019
Nov. 03, 2018
Aug. 04, 2018
May 05, 2018
Feb. 03, 2018
Oct. 28, 2017
Jul. 29, 2017
Apr. 29, 2017
Feb. 02, 2019
Feb. 03, 2018
Jan. 28, 2017
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]                      
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 740 $ 62 $ 166 $ 139 $ 1,347 $ 30 $ 111 $ 78 $ 1,108 $ 1,566 $ 627
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, basic                 1,108 1,566 627
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, diluted                 $ 1,108 $ 1,566 $ 627
Basic earnings per share attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 2.40 $ 0.20 $ 0.54 $ 0.45 $ 4.41 $ 0.10 $ 0.36 $ 0.26 $ 3.60 $ 5.13 $ 2.03
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 2.37 $ 0.20 $ 0.53 $ 0.45 $ 4.38 $ 0.10 $ 0.36 $ 0.26 $ 3.56 $ 5.10 $ 2.02
Average number of shares issued, basic                 306.8 304.5 307.6
Shares to be issued under deferred compensation and other plans                 0.9 0.9 0.9
Average number of shares outstanding, basic                 307.7 305.4 308.5
Effect of dilutive securities-stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units                 3.7 1.4 2.3
Average number of shares outstanding, diluted                 311.4 306.8 310.8