JCPenney's unsold American Living products going in the trash

JC Penney strashing unsold Ralph Lauren goods.
JC Penney strashing unsold Ralph Lauren goods.

Didn't buy that nice pair of Ralph Lauren pants or cute summer dress at JCPenney? Well, they might just end up in the trash.

The retailer has an agreement with Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. that any merchandise from the designer's American Living Line must be destroyed if it's not sold, according to the Wall Street Journal. The agreement is meant to prevent the unsold items from being resold or ending up in a merchandise scam.

JCPenney rolled out the label in 2008 and it includes men's, women's and children's clothing, as well as home products. Consumer Ally could not reach a JCPenney representative to comment on the practice.