Document And Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Nov. 01, 2014
Nov. 26, 2014
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Nov. 01, 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --01-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Registrant Name Nordstrom Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0000072333  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   190,245,098