Document And Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
May 04, 2019
May 30, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Nordstrom Inc  
Entity Central Index Key 0000072333  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date May 04, 2019  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --02-01  
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   154,651,759
Trading Symbol JWN