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

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Earnings 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, 2016
Oct. 31, 2015
Aug. 01, 2015
May. 02, 2015
Jan. 31, 2015
Nov. 01, 2014
Aug. 02, 2014
May. 03, 2014
Jan. 30, 2016
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]                      
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 544 $ 118 $ 217 $ 193 $ 793 $ 217 $ 292 $ 224 $ 1,072 $ 1,526 $ 1,486
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, basic                 1,072 1,526 1,486
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, diluted                 $ 1,072 $ 1,526 $ 1,486
Basic earnings per share attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 1.74 $ 0.36 $ 0.65 $ 0.57 $ 2.30 $ 0.62 $ 0.81 $ 0.61 $ 3.26 $ 4.30 $ 3.93
Diluted earnings per share attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 1.73 $ 0.36 $ 0.64 $ 0.56 $ 2.26 $ 0.61 $ 0.80 $ 0.60 $ 3.22 $ 4.22 $ 3.86
Average number of shares issued, basic                 327.6 354.3 377.3
Net income                 $ 1,070 $ 1,526 $ 1,486
Shares to be issued under deferred compensation and other plans                 0.8 0.9 1.0
Average number of shares outstanding, basic                 328.4 355.2 378.3
Effect of dilutive securities-stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units                 4.6 6.5 6.5
Average number of shares outstanding, diluted                 333.0 361.7 384.8