Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Nov. 02, 2019
Nov. 29, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Nov. 02, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-15059  
Entity Registrant Name NORDSTROM, INC.  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code WA  
Entity Tax Identification Number 91-0515058  
Entity Address, Address Line One 1617 Sixth Avenue  
Entity Address, City or Town Seattle  
Entity Address, State or Province WA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 98101  
City Area Code 206  
Local Phone Number 628-2111  
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, without par value  
Trading Symbol JWN  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   155,253,167
Entity Central Index Key 0000072333  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01