Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 28, 2014
Aug. 03, 2013
Document Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Feb. 01, 2014    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol M    
Entity Registrant Name Macy's, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0000794367    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   367,048,648  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Public Float     $ 18,692,500,000
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No