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Document and Entity Information

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3 Months Ended
Apr. 29, 2017
May 26, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Apr. 29, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol M  
Entity Registrant Name Macy's, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000794367  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-03  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   304,506,714