Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Quarterly Results (unaudited) (Unaudited Quarterly Results) (Details)

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Quarterly Results (unaudited) (Unaudited Quarterly Results) (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, $ 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
Quarterly Financial Data [Abstract]                      
Net sales $ 8,455 $ 5,404 $ 5,572 $ 5,541 $ 8,672 $ 5,281 $ 5,636 $ 5,350 $ 24,971 $ 24,939 $ 25,908
Credit Card Revenues, Net 240 185 186 157 229 145 167 161 768 702 656
Cost of sales (5,288) (3,226) (3,320) (3,382) (5,323) (3,152) (3,403) (3,303) (15,215) (15,181) (15,666)
Selling, general and administrative expenses (2,538) (2,255) (2,164) (2,083) (2,548) (2,188) (2,161) (2,057) (9,039) (8,954) (9,257)
Gains on sale of real estate 278 42 46 24 368 65 43 68 389 544 209
Restructuring, impairment, store closing and other costs (97) (3) (17) (19) (152) (33) 0 0 (136) (186) (479)
Benefit plan income, net 8 9 11 11 15 15 14 13 39 57 55
Settlement charges (15) (23) (50) 0 (32) (22) (51) 0 (88) (105) (98)
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 740 $ 62 $ 166 $ 139 $ 1,347 $ 30 $ 111 $ 78 $ 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