One of the great architects of Haute Couture, CristÃ³bal Balenciaga founded the French fashion house of Balenciaga in 1918. Acclaimed for his sculptural pieces, cocoon silhouettes and nostalgic references to his native Spain, Balenciaga's distinctive house codes and refined eye to detail reigns supreme to this day. Since 2012, New York-based designer Alexander Wang has held the reigns to the fashion house, giving its original couture silhouettes a refreshingly modern, sporty update. From styles inspired by Balenciaga's classic city bag to laptop bags, Balenciaga's collection of briefcases are the epitome of cool. Essential for the working woman, these briefcases will add edge to your office attire.