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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. 02, 2019
Feb. 03, 2018
Jan. 28, 2017
Jan. 30, 2016
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,162 $ 1,455    
Receivables 400 363    
Merchandise Inventories 5,263 5,178    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 620 650    
Total Current Assets 7,445 7,646    
Property and Equipment - net 6,637 6,672    
Goodwill 3,908 3,897    
Other Intangible Assets - net 478 488    
Other Assets 726 880    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 0 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 0 0    
Total Assets 19,194 19,583    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 43 22    
Merchandise accounts payable 1,655 1,590    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 3,366 3,271    
Income taxes 168 296    
Total Current Liabilities 5,232 5,179    
Long-Term Debt 4,708 5,861    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 1,238 1,148    
Other Liabilities 1,580 1,662    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 6,436 5,745    
Noncontrolling interest 0 (12)    
Total Shareholders' Equity 6,436 5,733 $ 4,375 $ 4,253
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 19,194 19,583    
Parent Company [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 889 1,109    
Receivables 0 0    
Merchandise Inventories 0 0    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 0 0    
Total Current Assets 889 1,109    
Property and Equipment - net 0 0    
Goodwill 0 0    
Other Intangible Assets - net 0 0    
Other Assets 0 1    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 12 11    
Intercompany Receivable 1,713 884    
Investment in Subsidiaries 4,030 4,032    
Total Assets 6,644 6,037    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 0 0    
Merchandise accounts payable 0 0    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 170 159    
Income taxes 14 113    
Total Current Liabilities 184 272    
Long-Term Debt 0 0    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 0 0    
Other Liabilities 24 20    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 6,436 5,745    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity 6,436 5,745    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 6,644 6,037    
Subsidiary Issuer [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 59 58    
Receivables 68 85    
Merchandise Inventories 2,342 2,344    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 143 165    
Total Current Assets 2,612 2,652    
Property and Equipment - net 3,287 3,349    
Goodwill 3,326 3,315    
Other Intangible Assets - net 38 44    
Other Assets 41 89    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 0 0    
Investment in Subsidiaries 3,119 4,119    
Total Assets 12,423 13,568    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 42 6    
Merchandise accounts payable 713 653    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 950 980    
Income taxes 52 30    
Total Current Liabilities 1,757 1,669    
Long-Term Debt 4,692 5,844    
Intercompany Payable 3,103 3,265    
Deferred Income Taxes 679 559    
Other Liabilities 406 430    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 1,786 1,801    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity 1,786 1,801    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 12,423 13,568    
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 214 288    
Receivables 332 278    
Merchandise Inventories 2,921 2,834    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 477 485    
Total Current Assets 3,944 3,885    
Property and Equipment - net 3,350 3,323    
Goodwill 582 582    
Other Intangible Assets - net 440 444    
Other Assets 685 790    
Deferred Tax Assets, Other 0 0    
Intercompany Receivable 1,390 2,381    
Investment in Subsidiaries 0 0    
Total Assets 10,391 11,405    
Current Liabilities:        
Short-term debt 1 16    
Merchandise accounts payable 942 937    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2,246 2,132    
Income taxes 102 153    
Total Current Liabilities 3,291 3,238    
Long-Term Debt 16 17    
Intercompany Payable 0 0    
Deferred Income Taxes 571 600    
Other Liabilities 1,150 1,212    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity 5,363 6,350    
Noncontrolling interest 0 (12)    
Total Shareholders' Equity 5,363 6,338    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity 10,391 11,405    
Consolidation, Eliminations [Member]        
Current Assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 0 0    
Receivables 0 0    
Merchandise Inventories 0 0    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 0 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 (12) (11)    
Intercompany Receivable (3,103) (3,265)    
Investment in Subsidiaries (7,149) (8,151)    
Total Assets (10,264) (11,427)    
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 (3,103) (3,265)    
Deferred Income Taxes (12) (11)    
Other Liabilities 0 0    
Total Macy's, Inc. Shareholders' Equity (7,149) (8,151)    
Noncontrolling interest 0 0    
Total Shareholders' Equity (7,149) (8,151)    
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ (10,264) $ (11,427)