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Fair Value Disclosures

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Fair Value Disclosures
6 Months Ended
Aug. 01, 2020
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Disclosures
8. Fair Value Disclosures

In determining fair value, the accounting standards establish a three-level hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value, as follows:
Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 — Significant observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities, such as quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.
Level 3 — Significant unobservable inputs reflecting our own assumptions, consistent with reasonably available assumptions made by other market participants.

Interest Rate Swaps Measured on a Recurring Basis
The fair value of our interest rate swap agreements, prior to their cancellation, was valued in the market using discounted cash flow techniques, which use quoted market interest rates in discounted cash flow calculations that consider the instrument's term, notional amount, discount rate and credit risk. Significant inputs to the derivative valuation for interest rate swaps are observable in the active markets and are classified as Level 2 in the fair value measurement hierarchy.

Other Non-Financial Assets Measured on a Non-Recurring Basis
As further discussed in Note 13, during second quarter of 2020, long-lived assets held and used with carrying value of $68 million were written down to their fair value of $42 million, and right-of-use assets with carrying value of $12 million were written down to a fair value of $10 million , resulting in asset impairment charges of $26 million and $2 million, respectively, totaling $28 million. During first quarter of 2020, long-lived assets held and used with a carrying value of $162 million were written down to their fair value of $113 million, and right-of-use lease assets with a carrying value of $140 million were written down to a fair value of $92 million, resulting in asset impairment charges of $49 million and $48 million, respectively, totaling $97 million. The fair value was determined based on a discounted cash flow approach. The significant inputs and assumptions used in the discounted cash flow approach included estimated market rentals for the related leases and a real estate-based discount rate and are classified as Level 3 in the fair value measurement hierarchy.

Also, as a result of the Company’s plans to reduce its store footprint during bankruptcy, during first quarter of 2020, indefinite-lived intangible assets with a carrying value of $275 million were written down to their fair value of $233 million, resulting in an asset impairment of $42 million. We evaluated the recoverability of our indefinite-lived intangible assets utilizing the relief from royalty method to determine the estimated fair value. The relief from royalty method estimates our theoretical royalty savings from ownership of the intangible assets. Key assumptions in determining relief from royalty include, among other things, discount rates, royalty rates, growth rates, sales projections and terminal value rates. The Company applied a weighted-average approach, which considered multiple scenarios with varying sales projections to estimate fair value. The fair value determined utilizing the relief from royalty method and the significant inputs related to valuing the intangible assets are classified as Level 3 in the fair value measurement hierarchy.

In connection with the Company announcing its plan to close underperforming stores in 2019, long-lived assets held and used with a carrying value of $22 million were written down to their fair value of $8 million, resulting in asset impairment charges of $14 million in the first quarter of 2019. Additionally, in connection with the adoption of the new lease accounting standard, right-of-use assets of $58 million were written down to their fair value of $19 million. The fair value was determined based on comparable market values of similar properties or on a rental income approach and the significant inputs related to valuing the store related assets are classified as Level 3 in the fair value measurement hierarchy.

Other Financial Instruments
Carrying values and fair values of financial instruments that are not carried at fair value in the unaudited Interim Consolidated Balance Sheets are as follows: 
  August 1, 2020 August 3, 2019 February 1, 2020
($ in millions) Carrying
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Fair
Value
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Carrying
Amount
Fair
Value
Total debt, excluding unamortized debt issuance costs $ 5,393  $ 2,721  $ 3,829  $ 2,373  $ 3,758  $ 2,464 
The fair value of total debt was estimated by obtaining quotes from brokers or was based on current rates offered for similar debt. As of August 1, 2020, August 3, 2019, and February 1, 2020, the fair values of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, accounts payable, the DIP Credit Agreement and the 2017 Credit Facility approximated their carrying values due to the short-term nature of these instruments.
Concentrations of Credit Risk
We have no significant concentrations of credit risk.