Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations) (Details)

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Condensed Consolidating Financial Information (Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations) (Details) - USD ($)
$ 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
Net sales $ 8,869 $ 5,874 $ 6,104 $ 6,232 $ 9,364 $ 6,195 $ 6,267 $ 6,279 $ 27,079 $ 28,105 $ 27,931
Cost of sales (5,549) (3,537) (3,610) (3,800) (5,589) (3,766) (3,672) (3,836) (16,496) (16,863) (16,725)
Gross margin 3,320 2,337 2,494 2,432 3,775 2,429 2,595 2,443 10,583 11,242 11,206
Selling, general and administrative expenses (2,207) (1,968) (2,058) (2,023) (2,324) (2,007) (2,024) (2,000) (8,256) (8,355) (8,440)
Impairments, store closing and other costs (177) (111) 0 0 (87) 0 0 0 (288) (87) (88)
Operating income (loss)                 2,039 2,800 2,678
Interest Income (Expense), Net                 (361) (393) (388)
Interest (expense) income, net                      
Intercompany                 0 0 0
Premium on early retirement of debt                 0 (17) 0
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 0 0 0
Income (loss) before income taxes                 1,678 2,390 2,290
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 (608) (864) (804)
Net income                 1,070 1,526 1,486
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 2 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders $ 544 $ 118 $ 217 $ 193 $ 793 $ 217 $ 292 $ 224 1,072 1,526 1,486
Comprehensive income                 1,099 1,119 1,752
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 2 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,101 1,119 1,752
Parent Company [Member]                      
Net sales                 0 0 0
Cost of sales                 0 0 0
Gross margin                 0 0 0
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 (2) (3) (8)
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 0 0 0
Operating income (loss)                 (2) (3) (8)
Interest Income (Expense), Net                 1 1 1
Interest (expense) income, net                      
Intercompany                 0 0 (2)
Premium on early retirement of debt                   0  
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 1,072 1,528 1,492
Income (loss) before income taxes                 1,071 1,526 1,483
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 1 0 3
Net income                 1,072 1,526 1,486
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,072 1,526 1,486
Comprehensive income                 1,101 1,119 1,752
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,101 1,119 1,752
Subsidiary Issuer [Member]                      
Net sales                 11,959 13,078 13,233
Cost of sales                 (7,670) (8,127) (8,168)
Gross margin                 4,289 4,951 5,065
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 (3,980) (4,351) (4,443)
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 (170) (45) (37)
Operating income (loss)                 139 555 585
Interest Income (Expense), Net                 (361) (394) (388)
Interest (expense) income, net                      
Intercompany                 (230) (230) (176)
Premium on early retirement of debt                   (17)  
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 421 624 557
Income (loss) before income taxes                 (31) 538 578
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 120 25 33
Net income                 89 563 611
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 89 563 611
Comprehensive income                 118 156 877
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 118 156 877
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries [Member]                      
Net sales                 24,037 23,522 23,417
Cost of sales                 (17,743) (17,231) (17,276)
Gross margin                 6,294 6,291 6,141
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 (4,274) (4,001) (3,989)
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 (118) (42) (51)
Operating income (loss)                 1,902 2,248 2,101
Interest Income (Expense), Net                 (1) 0 (1)
Interest (expense) income, net                      
Intercompany                 230 230 178
Premium on early retirement of debt                   0  
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 0 0 0
Income (loss) before income taxes                 2,131 2,478 2,278
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 (729) (889) (840)
Net income                 1,402 1,589 1,438
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 2 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,404 1,589 1,438
Comprehensive income                 1,415 1,338 1,434
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 2 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 1,417 1,338 1,434
Consolidation, Eliminations [Member]                      
Net sales                 (8,917) (8,495) (8,719)
Cost of sales                 8,917 8,495 8,719
Gross margin                 0 0 0
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 0 0 0
Impairments, store closing and other costs                 0 0 0
Operating income (loss)                 0 0 0
Interest Income (Expense), Net                 0 0 0
Interest (expense) income, net                      
Intercompany                 0 0 0
Premium on early retirement of debt                   0  
Equity in earnings of subsidiaries                 (1,493) (2,152) (2,049)
Income (loss) before income taxes                 (1,493) (2,152) (2,049)
Federal, state and local income tax benefit (expense)                 0 0 0
Net income                 (1,493) (2,152) (2,049)
Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Net income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 (1,493) (2,152) (2,049)
Comprehensive income                 (1,535) (1,494) (2,311)
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interest                 0 0 0
Comprehensive income attributable to Macy's, Inc. shareholders                 $ (1,535) $ (1,494) $ (2,311)