Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Narrative (Details)

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Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets - Narrative (Details) - USD ($)
$ in Millions
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
May 02, 2020
Jan. 30, 2021
Feb. 01, 2020
Feb. 02, 2019
Finite And Indefinite Lived Intangible Asset [Line Items]        
Goodwill impairment, COVID-19   $ 3,080    
Intangible amortization expense   2 $ 3 $ 10
Capitalized Computer Software, Amortization   268 285 $ 296
Capitalized Computer Software, Gross   $ 1,136 $ 1,262  
Tradenames [Member]        
Finite And Indefinite Lived Intangible Asset [Line Items]        
Acquired Finite-lived Intangible Assets, Weighted Average Useful Life   20 years    
Computer Software, Intangible Asset [Member]        
Finite And Indefinite Lived Intangible Asset [Line Items]        
Capitalized Computer Software, Gross   $ 65    
Macy's Reporting Unit        
Finite And Indefinite Lived Intangible Asset [Line Items]        
Goodwill impairment, COVID-19 $ 2,982 2,982    
Bluemercury Reporting Unit        
Finite And Indefinite Lived Intangible Asset [Line Items]        
Goodwill impairment, COVID-19 $ 98 $ 98