Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Nov. 03, 2018
Nov. 28, 2018
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Nordstrom Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000072333  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Nov. 03, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-02  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   167,323,864