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

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Earnings (Loss) 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
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
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]                      
Net income (loss) attributable to Macy's, Inc. Shareholders and average number of shares outstanding $ 160 $ (91) $ (431) $ (3,581) $ 340 $ 2 $ 86 $ 136 $ (3,944) $ 564 $ 1,108
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Basic                 $ (3,944) $ 564 $ 1,108
Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 0.51 $ (0.29) $ (1.39) $ (11.53) $ 1.10 $ 0.01 $ 0.28 $ 0.44 $ (12.68) $ 1.82 $ 3.60
Net Income (Loss) Available to Common Stockholders, Diluted                 $ (3,944) $ 564 $ 1,108
Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 0.50 $ (0.29) $ (1.39) $ (11.53) $ 1.09 $ 0.01 $ 0.28 $ 0.44 $ (12.68) $ 1.81 $ 3.56
Weighted Average Number of Shares Issued, Basic                 310.2 308.8 306.8
Shares to be issued under deferred compensation and other plans                 1.0 0.9 0.9
Average number of shares outstanding, basic                 311.1 309.7 307.7
Incremental Common Shares Attributable to Dilutive Effect of Share-based Payment Arrangements                   1.7 3.7
Average number of shares outstanding, diluted                 311.1 311.4 311.4