Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Revenue (Narrative) (Details)

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Revenue (Narrative) (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Millions
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Jan. 30, 2021
Oct. 31, 2020
Aug. 01, 2020
May 02, 2020
Feb. 01, 2020
Nov. 02, 2019
Aug. 03, 2019
May 04, 2019
Jan. 30, 2021
Feb. 01, 2020
Feb. 02, 2019
Feb. 27, 2021
Feb. 03, 2018
Net sales $ 6,780 $ 3,990 $ 3,559 $ 3,017 $ 8,337 $ 5,173 $ 5,546 $ 5,504 $ 17,346 $ 24,560 $ 24,971    
Contract with Customer, Liability, Current 616       839       $ 616 $ 839 $ 856   $ 906
Macy's sales to total Company sales                 89.00% 88.00% 89.00%    
Percentage of digital sales                 44.00% 25.00% 23.00%    
Contract with Customer, Refund Liability 159       213       $ 159 $ 213      
Contract with Customer, Right to Recover Product 103       147       103 147      
Breakage income related to changes in breakage rate estimates                 30   $ 40    
Credit card revenues, net $ 258 $ 195 $ 168 $ 131 $ 239 $ 183 $ 176 $ 172 751 771 768    
Amount Received Under Agreement                 $ 882 $ 985 $ 966    
Minimum [Member]                          
Sales decrease benchmark percentage                 34.00%        
Minimum [Member] | Subsequent Event [Member]                          
Sales decrease percentage                       34.00%  
Credit Card Intermediary [Member]                          
Agreement Renewal Option Number of Years                 3 years